Five80 is serving lunch! They have a unique selection of sandwiches, soups and salads. They’ll be serving you Tuesday thru Friday from 11:00am to 1:30pm.
Each day you are free to order off of the regular menu. (shown below) They are also offering a fun mixture of daily sandwich and soup items that will only be available that day. Sarah and her crew will post on their Facebook page each days special and will also have a sign at the coffeehouse.
Some of the original sandwiches created so far include The Felt Bird, The Blue Jay, The Broadway (Gourmet Ham, fontina, spinach, toasted pecans & honey panini) and we’re hearing there might even be an Enid Buzz sandwich. Each sandwich is unique and named after something Enid related. Five80 will cycle these sandwiches during the week and also add new ones to the mix from time to time.
Each day you’ll be met with a delicious soup as well. Soups will include chicken chili, Italian wedding with petite pork meatballs and parmesan, red pepper and more! Also stop by for the popular Garfield Cobb salad.
CALL IN YOUR ORDER- Feel Free to Call in your Lunch order if you don’t have time to hang out! They can even give it to you through the DRIVE THRU window! Call 580-233-3483. The drive up option will be available the same hours the store is open. The coffeehouse is located at 122-124 E. Randolph, the site of the old Cliff’s Camera Shop in downtown Enid. Five80 is open 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday, closed on Sunday.
Enid is about to gain a business unlike any it has seen before. A simple coffeehouse will open its doors this Friday that will throw all expectations out the window. It is built on a concept that makes so much sense yet is untried in this area of Oklahoma.
Jeremiah and Sarah Herrian have created a quirky, designer friendly environment that delivers a warm, welcoming experience. They’ve named their business Five80 Coffeehouse which is based on Enid’s most popular area code, 580.
It has been somewhat of an odyssey for the couple to have gotten to where they are today. Jeremiah grew up in Oklahoma and spent his youth in the Enid area while Sarah came from the Los Angeles area. Jeremiah left Oklahoma searching for a career as a professional volleyball player and due to an injury found himself looking for an alternative to his life.
Through a series of events the couple first met on the streets of L.A. trying to help the homeless and less fortunate. They were part of a group that set up a ministry right on Skid Row which drew them together until they finally became a couple.
A trip to Enid in 2009 caused their lives to take a completely new direction. After suffering from swine flu the couple missed their return flight to L.A. and ended up in Enid longer than they had planned. This extra time led them to realize there was as much of a need to help the less fortunate in Enid as there was in California.
Jeremiah and Sarah decided to stay and set up a ministry patterned after some they worked in while in California. Forgotten Ministries was born with the goal of taking church out of the building and through mobile means, delivering God’s message to the community. As they served the community with mobile concerts, cookouts and the fixing up of homes and yards, the couple also had a burning desire to start a coffee shop that would bridge the gap between the less fortunate and the most fortunate.
The goal of the project was to create a space that was debt free, run by volunteers and able to give back to the community. The unique aspect of Five80 is its donation-based concept. Suggested prices are posted beside each item on the menu, but payment is optional. You order from a simplistic menu, but don’t let that fool you, you’ll receive the most consistent and high quality cup of coffee with every order. Sarah recently graduated from barista school, where she learned how to prepare coffee in the correct way.
The coffeehouse is a “pay-what-you-can” establishment. The general concept is for people who can afford to pay the listed price of the items will do so, and those who cannot will pay what they can. Five80 will be accepting of everyone and the profits made will go back into the local community. Donations will go to different causes monthly. Ninety percent of the profits will go to those monthly causes, while 10 percent will go to participating churches and their ministries.
To increase profits the coffeehouse will only have three to four paid staff, a manager, two baristas and a baker. All remaining duties will be accomplished by volunteers. Consumers will support the coffeehouse with how they spend their money and volunteers will speak with their time and talent. People want to make a difference but often do not know how. Five80 Coffeehouse gives everyone an opportunity to give back. Most of the renovations and interior design were accomplished with a small volunteer army.
Comfortable sofas and chairs, inviting smiles and the enticing aroma of coffee create a welcoming atmosphere at Five80. Funky light fixtures, unique wall colors and a wavy bar make this a relaxing place where you’ll want to spend time with friends. Customers are welcome to come in and play board games, chat with each other or find a quiet corner to read or work. The coffeehouse offers free wi-fi.
In addition to the main coffee shop, Five80 has connecting rooms with plenty of areas to sit. One area has a stage, another has a private meeting room. The new venue will be rentable for events such as receptions, small concerts or parties. The coffeehouse offers use of its facilities to nonprofit organizations and churches as well.
Jeremiah and Sarah want the new business to be known, not as a Christian coffeehouse, but rather a Christian owned coffeehouse. Other intriguing parts of the coffeehouse will be the covered drive thru window and the friendly greeters that will introduce you to the concept upon entering for the first time. They will also implement a suspended coffee system which is a cup of coffee paid for in advance as an anonymous act of charity. A person in need would then later be served a free cup of coffee.
Five80 will not only have a great cup of coffee but they will be also be serving tea, breakfast sweets and sandwiches. The coffeehouse is located at 122-124 E. Randolph, the site of the old Cliff’s Camera Shop in downtown Enid. The business will be open 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday, closed on Sunday.
Volunteers will be the lifeblood of the business. Even if you can only give a couple of hours a week, there will be many options as far as times and duties. Volunteers will be trained and will need to make a commitment to keep things running smoothly. Anyone 15 years and older is welcome to volunteer, younger participants can come with their parents. Contact Sarah at sarah@five80coffee house.com for more information or drop by and learn more.
The official ribbon cutting took place Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (photo below)