In this week’s edition of Friday Finds, Alison and I made our way down the storied Myrtle Beach Boulevard where we visited a truly unique Myrtle Beach coffee shop. Hi-Fi Coffee bar started as a project for businessman, Chris Walker, who has a great love for art and nostalgia.
What makes Hi-Fi different than your run-of-the-mill coffee shop is the fantastic, comfortably retro aesthetic that makes you feel right at home. Here you’ll find a large collection of vinyl records (patrons can pick out and play at their leisure), a muli-cade arcade machine complete with Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Frogger, and more, and a hodgepodge of cassette tapes. You’ll also find framed album covers, and Atari 2600 cartridges, and even a 1980’s handheld football game. It’s all tastefully placed and never feels cluttered. What a great place to reminisce, unwind, or contemplate life’s mysteries!
The atmosphere is all well and good, but let’s get to the real reason we visited today: The Coffee. Our barista Connor, was excellent in explaining the many options that they have and let us know that if we “Ever thought of being Mad Scientists, working as a barista is a great start!”. Soon, I saw what he meant as he went to work on my Caramel Frappe and Alison’s Coffee Frappe. Connor and his colleagues take great pride in producing the perfect cup for each order and it was entertaining to see the caffeine concoctions come to life. Boy did they ever! Both Frappes were better than anything we’ve had at that larger, ubiquitous coffee empire. Definitely Hi-Octane in nature, they helped us shake off the afternoon cobwebs.
The next time you visit the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, definitely step in for a cold or hot treat that will help you get to where you’re going!
Hi-Fi Coffee bar is located at 918a, Ocean Blvd in Myrtle Beach and are open 9 a.m. to Midnight.
Jason Coker is originally from the metropolis of Burlington, NC and is passionate about vacation rentals. Having served on the front lines of a premier vacation rental company, Jason has a great understanding of all aspects of this fantastic industry. An aficionado of music, sports, and all things geeky, Jason spends his free time performing music, grilling out, and relaxing with his son, daughter, and lovely wife, Amy.