Jen's Gifts of Love is a cozy coffee shop with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, serving the finest coffee, tea, homemade chocolates, baked goods and many salads, including vegan and organic. Jen's promise is to greet and serve customers with courteous hospitality and exceed their expectations.
Not only is the service and product line one-of-a-kind, but the impact Jen's Gifts of Love has on the community is truly inspirational.
In addition to her regular menu, Jen carries an impressive line of Michigan-made products, including salad dressings, pickles, oils, granola and much more, and can share each individual seller's background and story with customers.
"I get to know them, and I get to know their story," Jen proudly shared. "I'm mindful of what products we choose to sell and ask that each product being sold includes a description, so that our customers know exactly what they're purchasing. There are so many people creating so many amazing, top-quality products, many with the best ingredients, so we do everything we can to support them."
Source of Universal Love (S.O.U.L.), a non-profit that provides support and help to individuals and families in need (sourceofuniversallove.com) started prior to the family's purchase of the space. Jen and her husband Gary are S.O.U.L.'s co-vice presidents; they collect food, clothing, monetary donations and more for the non-profit right at Jen's Gifts of Love.
"Miracles happen here every day, and there is so much good in this space," Jen said, "but it's all because of the amazing people in the community. We have so much to be grateful for."
Jen shared that she has not advertised her business since she believes that "exactly who is supposed to walk in will walk in," many of them coming daily and others even twice a day.
"People ask me if I'm on Facebook, and I tell them, ‘You're my Facebook!,’” Jen said, laughing. "We really have the best customers on the planet."
Jen's Gifts of Love has been in business for close to a decade. For more information, visit jensgiftsoflove.com or stop in for an unparalleled experience, which just so happens to include delicious food– and hugs.