It’s not every day we can find a business that brings the community together and also serves delicious coffee and crepes. Recently, we had a pleasure of spending time at Exchange Co, a locally owned and operated coffee bar and bakeshop in Simpsonville that is not only serving delicious coffee but also supporting a cause for children in need.
Coffee and Crepes
Exchange Co. is a hidden gem in plain sight. Michael and Roxanne Bacaro opened Exchange Co. in 2015 in downtown Simpsonville. The shop has a minimalistic design with wooden tables and brick walls that give the space a cozy feel. The shop is wide and open, with plenty of seating.
Exchange Co’s minimalistic theme continues to their menu. They keep their menu simple yet executed well. The coffee options are straightforward, with drip coffee, lattes, cold brews, and more. Non-coffee offerings were hot choco, hibiscus tea, sodas, and chai lattes.
The bakery items change daily but you may expect croissants, scones, cookies, muffins, freshly baked cakes and more. As for the food menu, they offer protein bowls, salads, smoothies, and their popular crepes which are gluten-free everything and made on dedicated griddles.
It’s tough to find places that offer gluten-free options, with Exchange Co you can all have delicious gluten-free and dairy-free options that can accommodate your dietary restrictions. If you’re looking for a treat with your coffee, Exchange Co. is a go-to for gluten-free crepes, cookies, and other sweets that you can feel good about.
Exchange Co. Mission
Coffee shops are a great place to hang out, share a smile with the locals, drink a cup of coffee with friends and build a community.
Owners Michael and Roxanne Bacaro have built their business by weaving themselves into the community. When they opened their Simpsonville coffee bar and bakeshop in 2015, they have a mission in mind – that is to create a culture of living our lives in exchange for others. Indeed over these years, Exchange Co. has done this through supporting and raising awareness of adoption, foster care, and putting a stop to human trafficking. This what sets apart Exchange Co. from other local coffee shops. They work with a home for me, a local agency that provides foster care, adoption care, and resource family.
They also have come up with creative ways to enfold the coffee and bakeshop within the community. Over the last three years, Exchange Co. has grown into the perfect place for organizations to hold community-centered events such as fund-raising. They have an upcoming silent auction for a home for me happening on November 9th, where they are going to auction all things from local businesses. Proceeds of the auction will benefit children in foster care.
They also offer their business for other events such as business meetings or private events. They provide food and drink catering services.
With Exchange Co., you can enjoy a cup of coffee and at the same time, you’re helping make a difference to someone’s life.
Exchange Co. is open Mondays through Saturdays from 7 am till 2 pm. You can order online for pickup or delivery by visiting Waitr.