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New Coffee and Yogurt Shop Opens on Walsingham

Want to make your own yogurt sundae or sip on your favorite coffee drink while surfing the net?

Just about a mile from Indian Rocks Beach, Ready Set Yo offers a cool spot to unwind over a latte or a yogurt sundae with all of your favorite toppings.

An Indian Rocks Beach couple just opened the new shop July 26.

Co-owner J.T. Corrales, 27, visited family in Oregon a few years ago and saw a shop, which offered customers the option to dish up their own yogurt and add a selection of toppings. Although other local places now offer make-your-own yogurt, Corrales did not want to stop there with the new business he and his wife, Mia, just opened.

"We didn't want (the shop) to be a fad. We decided to merge coffee and yogurt to have staying power," Corrales said.

Although the coffee and yogurt shop is new, the hospitality business is very familiar to the couple. Mia's grandfather is "Crabby Bill," the man behind the local chain of seafood restaurants. Mia and J.T. both still also work in family owned businesses along the Pinellas Beaches. But Ready Set Yo is their first business together.

"We wanted to take something we know and make it our own," Corrales said.

With its carefully planned color scheme and stylish branding, the new Largo store feels like it could be the first of many. Indeed, that is the hope of the couple.

"We branded it to branch out and grow the business," Corrales said.

The comfortable shop has plenty of seating, with cushions where you can relax with friends or break out the laptop and work using the free Internet connection.

All of the coffee and tea drinks are made to order by barristas. The yogurt, with fun flavors like oatmeal, red velvet and peanut butter, is made-to-order by a local company. The shop also offers a special no-fat and very tasty healthy yogurt.

Plus, remember the toppings! Ready Set Yo offers fresh fruit, cheesecake, oatmeal cookies, candy, nuts and more.

If you go:

  • Hours: Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
  • Address: 13819 Walsingham Rd., Suite 150, Largo
  • www.ready-set-yo.com
Diane Poole July 28, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Their shop is superb! The combination of the two is perfect plus they do smoothies! Be prepared to be greated with very friendly owners and employees! It is so well worth the trip!

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