By: Alisha Trenalone
Fuzzy Duck Coffee Shop in Morehead, Ky., offers an appealing breakfast and lunch menu, plenty of hot (and cold) drinks, and an attached bookstore to browse!
The Fuzzy Duck is a classic breakfast, lunch and coffee spot in downtown Morehead, Kentucky.
It’s been a fixture in the town for years, and draws a steady stream of patrons with its tasty sandwiches and wraps, extensive tea and coffee collection, and fun merchandise.
Plus there’s a bookstore! Within the same building, CoffeeTree Books is another inviting space to explore.
The Fuzzy Duck is open for curbside, dine-in, and carry-out. You can even order online.
If you’re looking for more things to do in the Morehead area, be sure to head over to Cave Run Lake!
The Fuzzy Duck Menu + Specials
The Fuzzy Duck has a standard menu of breakfast and lunch offerings, but keep an eye out for specials. When I visited, the weekly lunch special was something called a “Hot Date Grilled Cheese.” I was intrigued.
Inside the shop, another chalkboard informs you what the daily coffee brews are. There are the standby house blends, or rotating flavored coffees.
Prefer tea? The Fuzzy Duck’s tea selection has always been impressive!
Pick out a flavor, and they’ll make you a cup. Realize it’s your new favorite? You can buy a whole canister and take it home.
You can also buy coffee beans and flavor syrups from The Fuzzy Duck.
Between the plates of baked goods, shelves of tea and coffee, the ice cream cooler, and the chalkboard menu stretching almost across the length of the shop, the temptations are numerous!
Our selections for the day? First, a grilled chicken wrap and, to drink, a “ginger dragon.” The wrap is a pretty hearty lunch, packed full of greens and other goodies.
(Another wrap option that’s been a perennial favorite for us is the southwest grilled chicken wrap, with its black beans, corn, melted cheese, and mildly spicy dressing!)
The “ginger dragon” had a robust but pleasant kick to it, and was sweetened with honey.
Then, I ordered the “Hot Date Grilled Cheese,” which included not only dates and cheese, but also jalapenos. It was a flavor combination too interesting to turn down.
It turned out to be delicious – yes, even for someone who doesn’t typically eat many jalapenos! The sweetness and the heat were well matched, and neither one overpowered the sandwich.
Specials like this aren’t on the regular menu, but as various sandwiches and soups have come and gone from the chalkboard, I’ve always enjoyed whichever is the current offering.
My ginger peach iced tea was a sweetened drink, with a much milder ginger flavor than the ginger dragon mentioned above.
Browsing the Bookshop
A visit to The Fuzzy Duck isn’t really complete without at least a few minutes spent looking around in the attached bookshop.
CoffeeTree Books has a good stock of bestsellers, classics, and children’s books, but also a large selection of craft-related items, like yarn.
And, as pictured below, there are a number of tables and chairs spread around inside the bookstore, so you can bring your food over from the coffee shop!
If you’re into puzzles, games, or quirky gifts, you’ll have lots of fun browsing.
And you can even check out jewelry, ceramics, soaps, and local honey while you’re in the bookstore.
The Fuzzy Duck Coffee Shop and CoffeeTree Books are both ideal spots to while away an hour or two – or to just pop in for a quick treat. If you’re spending any time in this corner of Kentucky, they’re worth a visit!
About Alisha Trenalone
I’m Alisha and I live in eastern Kentucky. Discovering good food is one of my joys in life, but you will also find me doing lots of reading and dreaming of travel. Having worked at a local newspaper for several years, I’m avidly interested in the written word and the art of sharing stories. Now I help Sarah out in various ways here at Champagne Tastes!