Neighbors Coffee brings coffee culture to East Texas

Neighbors Coffee is a coffee shop in Downtown Jacksonville, Texas. The coffee shop was created by two couples, Ben and Emily Casey and Zach and Jessey Woodson. Ben, Zach and Jessey are all graduates of Jacksonville High School and as a group, the four wanted to bring a gathering place to the city.

In February 2022, we spoke with Ben and Emily about what makes Neighbors Coffee a unique addition to East Texas.

“We want [Neighbors Coffee] to be a place that is the unofficial hub of the community of Jacksonville,” said Ben Casey. “Being a person who was raised in Jacksonville, and has since moved back, I love Jacksonville and I wanted to give Jacksonville that go-to place. And coffee, it’s very important, but it’s almost secondary to the community aspect of the mission.”

Neighbors Coffee has a drink menu that includes both staples and seasonal treats.

“We have all the espresso-based drinks that you could think of, plus specialty drinks that are on rotation,” said Ben. “Every season we’ll kind of change it up a bit. And we also have a lot of non-coffee drinks for people who aren’t coffee people like lemonades and teas.”

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“We love East Texas,” said Ben. “We live here, we’re from here, this is our home. And we wanted to give East Texas a place that is cool and different.”

Neighbors Coffee is located at 223 South Main Street in downtown Jacksonville.

Their current hours of operation are:

  • Monday-Friday: 6:00am to 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 7:00am to 9:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Click here to visit Neighbors Coffee’s website.

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Kendyl Turner

Kendyl Turner

Kendyl Turner writes, shoots and edits all stories for The East Texas Weekend. A Texan at heart, Kendyl was born and raised in Houston before venturing away to study Journalism and Spanish at The University of Mississippi. A few years later, Kendyl and her husband moved to East Texas where they’ve decided to make it home.