Closest thing to a Starbucks

Alex Nydick
, a self described girl from the Bronx, has opened “Bringin’ the Fun,” a spot for coffee, cookies, and Internet access. 

It’s up a flight of stairs, between the Banana Deck and American Paradise Real Estate, near Wharfside.

The cute open air cafe has comfortable chairs, a pretty good view and a tasty menu. "We sell coffee, espresso drinks, New York bagels, Edy’s Ice cream, milk shakes, baked goodies and sweet treats," Nydick said.  Her partner, Rance Pion II, conceived, designed, and built out the space. 

He did the heavy lifting – she does the heavy selling.

"I don’t mind being here 13 hours a day," Nydick said. "Someday soon, I’ll have employees," she added, hopefully.  Hours are Monday-Friday, starting at 6:30 a.m., Saturdays at 7:30 a.m., and Sundays at 8 a.m.

"Bringin’ the Fun" is also in the baggage storage business, if your villa’s not ready or you just want to spend a few more hours in Cruz Bay before you take the ferry to St. Thomas.  She’ll even help you carry your bags.

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  1. This coffee shop was wonderful! Not only is there a wonderful view from the deck, but it was a great place to go and hide from the sun for an hour or two. The drinks were great and so was the service! Thanks!

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