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Dishing it out: The Fainting Goat Coffee

Spring Hill’s The Fainting Goat Coffee offers the region’s growing community a place to enjoy a cup of hand-crafted coffee and a pastry in a home-grown environment.

Since opening in the latter half of 2017, the word has been steadily getting out.

Located inside a more than 100-year-old home at 5321 Main St., The Fainting Goat Coffee offers a unique space to relax and work unlike any other coffee house and cafe popping up in the community.

“We waited to find the perfect place for our vision,” said Susana Allen, the shop’s owner. “A place to gather, meet with friends, have private business/social meetings, catch up on work or finish a good book. Our shop will have plenty of beautiful, cozy rooms, perfectly equipped for anything from a deep conversation to a peaceful rest stop for those in need of a place to finish up their last bit of work. Depending on your mood or need, we’ll have a room for you.”

Susana and her husband, Alex, work in the music industry. Susana is a singer-songwriter, while Alex has worked as a producer and recording engineer. Both, however, have worked in the food industry with other family-related projects. The Fainting Goat will now give them something to call their own, and they are eager to serve the Spring Hill community.

“We have lived in this area for over nine years,” Susanna Allen said. “We have watched our kids grow up to love this town and the people in it. Our dream is that our community makes our Fainting Goat a local staple — that this town makes our little shop its own.”

The couple have two children, ages 12 and 15, who Susana home-schools, and says doing so allows the children to be heavily involved in the family business. Their dream is certainly on the way to becoming a reality. On a recent Sunday afternoon, the shop was bustling with activity.


By Mike Christen and Chris Yow, The Daily Herald, Columbia, Tenn.


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