When a Starbucks can be found on every corner of most cities, sometimes finding a quiet neighborhood café is more refreshing than any Frappuccino. Sundial Coffee & Tea doesn’t just offer a caffeine fix for the people of Holly Ridge. Owners Bridget and Vic Leiviska wanted to make their café a place where their community can come together. As Sundial continues to grow, what Bridget most appreciates about owning the café is building relationships within her community.
Sundial opened on March 2, 2019 with the goal “to serve mission sourced coffee and tea in hopes to provide a space where relationships can be forged.” The coffee served at Sundial is supplied by Kingdom Growers; a Texas-based organization created by the International Mission Board (IMB). Missionaries are sent by IMB to coffee growing regions where they help establish sustainable farming practices, business relationships and churches. Their faith is of profound importance to the Leiviska’s. Vic has served as a missions pastor at Scott’s Hill Baptist Church since March 2018 and the family regularly go on mission trips of their own, most recently to the southern district of Belize.
It is more than drinks and locally made baked goods that attracts people to Sundial. The space hosts all different kinds of events for shopping, gathering, and creating. Arts and crafts, pop up shops, story times, and knitting circles have all taken place at Sundial and there is always more exciting programs to come. Their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/sundialcoffeeandtea/) is the best place to see what is next on Sundial’s calendar.