Coffee Shop

Theatrical Release: September 14, 2014
DVD Release: November 15, 2016
Coffee Shop


“Coffee Shop” is the story of Donavan Turner (Laura Vandervoort), a smart, independent, twenty-something woman looking for just the right blend of happiness in her life. She owns a hip neighborhood coffee shop in a quaint, scenic beach town and her specialty is matching people to their perfect, new brew. While she’s been less than successful fixing her love life, Donavan enjoys her work and has the robust support of her sister Becky (Rachel Hendrix), Becky’s boyfriend Kevin (Jason Burkey) and the wonderful, eclectic family of her coffee shop regulars.

Unfortunately, she’s keeping a secret from them all. The new bank owner, Frank Miller (Jon Lovitz), won’t extend her loan and she’s facing immediate foreclosure. Things get further complicated when Donovan’s ex-boyfriend Patrick (Josh Ventura) returns to declare his love just as her clashes with Broadway playwright—and tea-drinker—Ben Carson (Cory M. Grant) get interesting. Ben is in town writing his new play for his producer (Kevin Sorbo). With love and financial ruin bubbling around her, Donavan realizes that her identity and self-worth are not defined by what she can accomplish alone. Instead, Donavan—and her community—can accomplish more together, which leads her to make choices she may not have before.

Dove Review

Donavan is searching for love, or what she expects love to be. She has studied the things she thinks are important in a relationship after her last one dissolved because of differences in goals and location. But that is not her only problem. Officials are about to foreclose on her namesake coffee shop that she started when she was 19 in her small hometown.

This is a touching story that tells about how circumstances and expectations can change in a short time. Although we may try to plan our futures, only God knows the plan and what will happen. “Coffee Shop” also portrays the importance of family and friendships, plus not judging someone without first getting to know them before jumping to conclusions.

This movie is awarded the Dove Family Approved Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Scenes of couples kissing.
Language: Woman said a muffled 'oh shoot.'
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: Mild cleavage.
Other: Man is rude to woman about foreclosure of business; jumping to conclusion about someone; manipulating someone; meddling in others' personal lives.


Company: EchoLight Studios
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 87 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe