As a child growing up in Bosnia, Germany, and finally Seminole, fresh brewed Turkish coffee was the common ground for Boris Cehic.
The 25-year-old loves coffee and turned his passion for pastry into a coffee shop business with his mom at the Largo Mall.
Cehic wanted to build a business for himself and his mother, so he began searching the Internet for coffee shops in the Largo area. A little more than a year ago Cehic found for sale on Craigslist.
The business, now named Corner Cafe, was a dream for Cehic and a help to his mom, he said.
"I always wanted a bakery, a pastry shop. This is almost like a cafe with nice outdoor seating," Cehic said. "My mom was a deli clerk at a grocery store; I looked for a way out for my mom."
Like many small business owners, Cehic still works a 9 to 5 job as the coffee shop business — which serves a variety of coffee drinks, ice cream and fresh baked desserts — grows. The regular customers keep Cehic going as he works 80- to 90-hour weeks, he said.
"I get to meet lots of interesting people here every day. It's a stress free environment," Cehic said.
If you go:
Address: 10500 Ulmerton Rd., Suite 390, Largo
Phone: (727) 518-8506