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No filter: See inside the new Unfiltered Lakeland

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the coffee shop and artisan marketplace before it opens.

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Step inside Unfiltered Lakeland for surprises galore.

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No, it’s not the caffeine jitters — we’re just excited for Unfiltered Lakeland to open its doors on Saturday, Feb. 25. We stopped by yesterday for a sneak peek to see what’s been brewing at 801 E. Main St.

Coffee bar with espresso machines and syrups at Unfiltered Lakeland

Order coffee, lattes, and more made with your favorite flavors.

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This isn’t your typical drive-thru java joint. The coffee shop and artisan marketplace will be open Monday-Wednesday from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. You can expect live music, beer and wine, and fresh-baked pizzas coming soon. There’s even an outdoor kitchen.

Outdoor seating area at Unfiltered Lakeland

We can’t wait to work from home this patio.

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Take a seat indoors on a vintage couch or outside on the sunny patio with your specialty coffee and treats. Most of the outdoor seating is covered by umbrellas and pergolas so you can enjoy the sunshine.

Fans of the former Poor Porker, which previously occupied this space, will be glad to hear that beignets are back on the menu. This time, they’ll be made to order from Unfiltered’s vegan dough.

Three small storefront exteriors at Unfiltered Lakeland

Find My Crazy Plant Life, East of These, and The Vintage Warehouse here.

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Shoppers rejoice. The space will also be home to four small business storefronts: Champagne and Gravy custom hat bar, East of These accessories, My Crazy Plant Life, and The Vintage Warehouse. The hat bar can be found inside the main building, and the other three will be housed in free-standing mini-shops.

Thanks to owner Geanie Folder, Unfiltered is definitely not short on art. It’s everywhere, from the walls to the seating — even to a bathtub fountain with Mona Lisa. Each visit is sure to reveal something you didn’t find the last time.

Thirsting for more? See everything Unfiltered has to offer at Saturday’s grand opening from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Parking is available in public lots across the street and on Rose Street.

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