Joe Maxx is considered by regulars to be
comparable to a New York deli, with a covered glass
area near the counter that holds scones, cinnamon
rolls, muffins and Danish.
Megan McGill, coffee house manager for the past
two years, started as a barista when the store
opened seven years ago.
“A friend of mine saw a sign before it was open
and mentioned it to me,” McGill said. “It seemed
like a magical fit. I was hired and picked up everything
about running the business.”
McGill said a popular new item at the shop is the
keto cups, which are small, carb-free poppers made
with egg and meat.
“We make everything fresh each morning,”
The coffee house manager still makes lattes and
other specialty drinks when the place gets busy,
but she said her favorite part of the job is
having coffee with the regular
“This is such a great
community to be a part of …
a lot of hugs happen here
Joe Maxx coffee has a
mobile app that customers
can use to place their
order online, so that it’s
all ready to pick up
when they arrive.
Joe Maxx is located
at 450 W. Dearborn St.
Hours are 7 a.m. to
3 p.m. seven days a
Beautiful coffee art at Irvings.
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