Coffee & Connection is a day in which moms in Orlando can come together to either co-work if they’re WFH moms, connect to meet other moms in the area, or just chat because it works that day. I often do all three. 

I pick coffee places all over Orlando to help bring together moms who just want to get out of the house. At first, I would pick at random and convenience, now I’m picking based on Orlando Coffee Culture. I love what they’re doing and will go down that list for a little while. 

Coffee & Connection back story

Last year, Eryn, the owner and brain behind Orlando Mom came up with the idea of meeting once a week. This started as an executive team meeting with Allison (executive assistant), the rest of the team, and myself meeting every so often. Soon it became a meeting in which only Eryn, Allison, and myself started attending. Here we would brainstorm content ideas, help Eryn figure out events (Orlando Mom hosts four major events a year), and just figure out how to help other businesses (including Orlando Mom) be successful. 

When the holidays hit, we had to push pause in our meetings, but with the promise we would restart at the beginning of the year. 

Coffee & Connection in 2024

Coffee & Connection in 2024 looks a little different than last year. This year we have opened it up to the rest of the Orlando Mom team and we’re even opening it up to all Orlando Moms that want to join. 

Here are our current month meet up dates and locations:

🗓️ April 5 – Lineage Coffee in College Park
📍 3201 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
🗓️ April 12 – Credo in Downtown Orlando
📍 885 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
🗓️ April 19 – New General in Winter Park
📍 155 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
🗓️ April 26 – Cups & Pups in Downtown Orlando
📍 1307 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804
Check out where we’ve been so far in 2024!


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Starting from the left: Kattie, Candance, Eryn, Christina, and Hailey at Paris Bahn Mi in the Mills District

An adorable Vietnamese bakery that is infused with French culture. Their name, Paris Bahn Mi, comes from a delicious meeting of cultures. The story begins in mid-19th century Vietnam, then part of French Indochina. French baguettes arrived, becoming a food staple by the 20th century. But in the 1950s, something magical happened in Saigon. Vietnamese ingenuity took the humble baguette and transformed it into bánh mì, a unique sandwich brimming with local flavors. 

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    Starting from the left: Allison with Aubree, Eryn, Candance, and Kattie at The BreakRoom in Winter Garden

    The BreakRoom located in Winter Garden

The BreakRoom is a large space perfect for meeting people, coworking, or bringing your little one along. It’s located and run by The Crossings Church. It is a non-profit that helps people come together and help each other do the most basic thing, “drink a cup of coffee.”


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From the left: Kattie, Cassie, and Christina at Foxtail Coffee Co in the Packing District



Foxtail Coffee Co originated in Winter Park, FL and it’s not secret it’s one of my favorite Florida coffees. When I heard that they opened up their cutest location in the Packing District, I had to go. The neon lights, the curved building, everything about it is just so aesthetically pleasing. Also, I got to meet a very amazing mom, and it’s because of her Orlando Mom decided to open up Coffee & Connection to the rest of Orlando Moms. 



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From left to right: Kattie, Christina, Candace, and Amanda at The Bakery Colombian Cafe

If you’re Hispanic/Latino and are missing a little bit of home, go to this AUTHENTIC Colombian bakery. They’re delicious and so nice! You can get anything from café con leche to a traditional Arepa con huevos breakfast. And they even have a lunch menu that includes grilled chicken and Cerdo en Chulete Empanizado.




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From left to right: Candance and Christina at Marketplace in Avalon Park

Marketplace is a food that houses Bowigens Beer Company and many other delicious food options from Spoleto to Resto Urban Kitchen and Avalon General. This is also where we house most of our Prosper and Flourish events!





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The conversation and food were too good to take a group photo.

A comfortable co-working place that has one of the best coffees on the east side of Orlando, Duo58. For every meal you enjoy from DUO58 Catering, a meal is provided for a child in Haiti.






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From left to right: Kattie, Allison holding Aubree, and Candace at Prairie House Coffee

The FIRST of our coffee journey as a group that is part of the Orlando Coffee Culture! As a local to Winter Garden, I’m a hue fan of Prairie House Coffee and they partner with Farm Nine flowers, which are my favorite to get at the Winter Garden Farmer’s Market. If you’re ever in the area, I’ll happily join you for a quick gluten-free bite at Prairie House Coffee.



As I write this article (and continue to update it throughout the year), I’m in awe that this is my life. I love coffee, and recently I’ve started to love networking and meeting new people and other moms in Orlando. I can’t wait to see what this year has brought and what amazing things have happened over a cup of coffee. 

P.S. If you know of a great Coffee Shop in Orlando, let us know. OR if you’re a Coffee Shop owner and want us to visit you and include you in our monthly update, LET US KNOW!

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Kattie Muniz
A college professor, mother of 4, self-proclaimed foodie, writer, reader, teacher, yogi, Kattie likes to keep busy. According to Kattie, she has two rounds of children: first round are 15 and 11, and second round are 4 and 1.5. She was a teacher for 10 years and once she had baby #4 she decided it was time to find something that fit her crazy life as a snack [babe] and a chauffeur. During this time she decided to start a brand called SnackB*tchPodcast, which led to her owning a marketing business. During that time she helped clients tell their story through short-form and long-form writing, and she learned a lot about what it takes to truly connect with people. Kattie was born in Miami, grew up in Nicaragua, lived in Miami and Virginia for a bit, and now lives in the storybook city of Winter Garden. Her life has been adventurous and she welcomes change and everything that life has to offer. The one thing that stays constant is her love for coffee, reading, and drinking beer and wine. What she loves about Orlando is the outdoor seating at many breweries, the family-friendly vibes of many restaurants, and of course the nature. Growing up in Nicaragua she basically lived outside and enjoys that Orlando offers the same opportunities with its many hiking trails, lakes, and rivers. However, her favorite place with always be the beach. She currently loves visiting Sarasota but aspires to visit every Florida beach before her daughter goes off to college. One thing that life has taught Kattie is that you can only control what you can control and to let go of what you can’t. She’s excited for what’s to come and can’t wait to share that with Orlando Mom Collective and City Mom Collective. For along with her on SnackB*tchPodcast on Instagram and Spotify and listen to her raw and vulnerable observations, funny family moments, and most of all easy-to-follow cooking tips.


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