After years of serving distinctive custom coffee, great customer service, and interactive barista classes, Step One Coffee House has become a successful social enterprise supporting Stepping Stones Agencies services to our community.
In order for the social enterprise to continue to flourish, the cafe now needs independent management, all while Stepping Stones continues to focus on providing the best 24/7/365 safety and support for local families.
Beginning November 1, we are turning over operations to be independently managed. Step One Coffee House will close and a new business will open as Carlitos Cafe! Current coffee house manager and long time restaurateur, Ana Pettingill, will be the new owner and operator of the cafe. Carlitos Cafe will continue to provide monetary support for Stepping Stones’ advocacy services.
As the new owner of Carlitos Cafe, Ana will continue to provide a diverse custom menu and great customer service – two of Ana’s passions. “I love to cook and create food people enjoy eating. Carlitos is a dream that I am excited is becoming a reality.”
Carlitos Cafe will operate 7 am – 3 pm Monday – Saturday and will still be located at 6719 E. 2nd Street, Suite C in Prescott Valley. There will be no changes to the hours at this time, and the cafe will continue to feature coffee, breakfast, and lunch items with new items coming soon.
For questions about Carlitos Cafe and upcoming changes, please call Robin or Alexis at 928.772.4184
Learn more about Carlitos Cafe at: https://carlitoscoffeehouse.com/
This sounds like a wonderful opportunity like all activities/services associated with Stepping Stones. Congratulations to all involved. My question is regarding the location of Carlitos Cafe. Please clarify at your convenience.
Hi Jo Ann – Thank you for your kind words! Carlitos Cafe will be in the same location where the coffee shop is currently located – 6719 E. 2nd Street, Suite C in Prescott Valley. Thank you for your question!
Ana, my husband and I cannot wait to experience the new Cafe. Stepping Stones and the Coffee House have been a special place for us over the years. We treasure the time that we share with our grandchildren shopping in the stepping stones and having treats at the coffee house. We are all excited about the new menu items and cannot wait to try them. Blessings on your new adventure.
Thank you for supporting local families with Stepping Stones! And thank you for continuing to support Ana at Carlitos Cafe. We’re excited to see her new menu items, too!
Hi Ana! My girlfriend and I always frequented SS. We love those bagel egg sandwiches. For various reasons we haven’t been able to go for a few weeks, but rest assured that we will be back soon.
Congratulations! Great news =)
Thank you, Vikki! We think it’s great, too!
Are the conference rooms still going to be available and through Stepping Stones?
Great question, Shirley! Yes, Stepping Stones will still have the meeting rooms available, and they will be managed by our Administration team. If you have additional questions about the meeting rooms, please call our office – 928-772-4184. You can speak with Robin, Alexis, or Leslie.
Wonderfully exciting! A new chapter in a remarkable organization!
Thank you, Fritzi! We are excited for the new chapter, too!
What about our gift cards? Will they still be valid?
Hi Chris – Great question! Stepping Stones/Step One Coffee House gift cards can still be redeemed at Carlitos Cafe until December 30, 2019. After that date, gift cards will no longer be accepted at Carlitos Cafe, but they can still be used at Stepping Stones Thrift Stores. Please let us know if you have additional questions.
CONGRATULATIONS Ana. Your hard work and dedication has proven to be beneficial not only to the customers but for your drive to help and service your customers.
Thank you for your kind message for Ana! She is such a great part of our team.
CONGRATULATIONS ANA!!!!!!! We have enjoyed supporting Step One ever since it opened and we will continue enjoying it’s fine coffee and food in the future. We are so happy your dream came true. We wish you all the best in the future.
Ernie Roy and Shenda Fink
Thank you for your kind message for Ana, Shenda! We are grateful for all the support from you and Ernie!
I love Stepping Stones Cafe and am sure I will enjoy its new incarnation. Looking forward to trying it. One special request –PLEASE keep the same ice tea. It is the best anywhere! I buy two at a time – one to enjoy now and one for later. If you could make the extra large cups bigger, it would be great.
Isn’t the iced tea great?! We love it, too! Thank you for your support!