Lava's Coffee & Cafe provides local coffee shop for community in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, S.D. - Lava's Coffee & Cafe has been around for several years in Harrisburg but just recently moved into a new space in the city. Laura Klenk, the owner of Lava's Coffee & Cafe, said the previous owner of the coffee shop was getting ready to sell it three years ago. Klenk said she liked baking and thought it would be a good idea to buy it. She bought it and stayed in the former space until she renovated the new space.

About two weeks ago, she moved into her new space. It used to be a gym, but she transformed it into the current cafe with a lot of seating space. The cafe is on East Willow Street across the street from Casey's in Harrisburg. She said she likes being in the heart of the city.

Right now, she makes various baked goods for the shop, offers a variety of coffee drinks and smoothies, and has a breakfast menu. She said in the new year, she would like to start a lunch menu.

The shop is closed on Sundays. But it is open Monday from 6:30 AM until 12:00 PM; Tuesday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM; and Saturday from 7:30 AM until 4:00 PM. The store is having a holiday Christmas party Saturday starting at 9:00 AM. There will be a wide variety of Christmas goodies served, and Santa will make an appearance from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.