Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse

Back to the Beach ….

with Vince Gill and Mary Chapin Carpenter… The Links.. Sandestin, FL Saturday, September 26th 6:00 pm
Book your last minute stay and receive 2 FREE tickets to the concert!

September Events …..

Thank you all for coming out for the Evening in the Backyard of Love… the music and company where awesome! Watch our Calendar for upcoming Events and Lodging Specials …



Backyard of Love

August Events

August 1 –   Sunday Brunch w/ live music by Mike Witty along w/ Alaqua Animal Refuge pouring mimosas for donation from 10 -1

August 8 – Sunday Brunch w/live music by Suzi Ragsdale and Marc Harris along w/CVHN pouring mimosas for donations from 10 -1

August 10 –   An “Evening in the Courtyard ” w/Suzi Ragsdale & Marc Harris  along w/special guest Bryan Kennedy …  7  – 9:30 pm  …

CD’s available …  get yours signed while your here!

$10.00 at the door … bring your own Adult Beverage (glasses provided)

$10.00 hor dourve plates available …  this month’s menu:

Summer Soltice:   Fresh Peas & Butterbeans cooked to a tender perfection served w/fried okra & zucchini, jalepeno corn muffins along w/vine ripe tomotoes topped w/cool cucumbers & crisp corn salad
Cheese & Fruit Platter:   Fresh Fruit Kabobs w/dipping sauce along w/ a three cheese medley topped w/sunflower seeds and served w/ cracked wheat crackers on the side

Come and spend the night by taking advantage of our… Mid week Half Price Room Rates ….  book online at www.hibiscusflorida.com

See you in the Courtyard!

August 15 – Sunday Brunch w/the Muscogee Indian Tribe  pouring mimosas for donation along with music, story telling, flute playing and jazz music by Native American..Terrie Howze & Earth Vibes…. 10 – 1

August 21 –  Our monthly Floral Workshop hosted by our own “Flower Doctor”,  Tim Ryan from our on site  Botaniq Floral Studio – “Poketful of Poseys”   is this months theme …  cost: $35.00 which includes brunch and your floral design to take home to enjoy.

August 22 – Sunday Brunch w/Kelsey and Matt  along w/Seaside Repertory Theatre pouring mimosas for donation from 10 -1

August 29 –  Music by Wendy Jans …Wendy is an independently-produced artist with a soul-pop sound reminiscent of Colbie Caillat and jazz-tinged vocals often likened to Norah Jones along w/Culteral Arts Association on hand pouring mimosas from 10 -1

July Events-2010

Sunday Brunch – July 11th: Dave & Hunter from Heritage Band live on the courtyard stage along with Seaside Rep
pouring mimosas for donation…. come out for some great
food & music while supporting our local theater.
Black Bean Tacos on the menu!

Tuesday – July 13th: “An Evening in the Courtyard w/Greg Barnhill”
7:00 – 9:00 p.m

Emmy Award Winner, Greg Barnhill is a writers writer! A singers singer! A musicians musician! Hyperbole is not needed. Everyone who is anyone in Nashville knows Greg Barnhill. His talent, energy, and love for music is evident in his songs through the voices of Tim McGraw, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Etta James, Bryan White, Lee Ann Womack, Ty Herndon, Sherrie Austin, Pam Tillis, and Jessica Simpson!

$10.00 bring your own beer or wine (glasses provided)
non alcoholic beverages and a bite of something sweet included

$10.00 Hor Dourve plates
choice of the following

Shrimp Trio

Shrimp Salad in Wonton Cups … Spicy Shrimp Cakes … Shrimp Skins


Hibiscus Fruit & Cheese Plate

Roasted Red Pepper Pimiento …. Mozzarella w/tomato & basil skewers … Brie w/hot raspberry jam & Blue Cheese w/walnuts ….
grape clusters & cracked wheat crackers on the side

Saturday – July 17th: July Floral Workshop & Brunch
11:00 – 1:00
cost: $35.00 includes brunch and take home floral arrangement

Join our in-house
“Flower Doctor”, Tim Ryan of Botaniq Floral Studio
as he walks you through creating your own work of art w/fresh flowers

Sunday – July 18th: Music by “Greg Barnhill and Friends” live in the courtyard along
w/Cultural Arts Association on hand pouring mimosas
for donation. Come out and show your support!

Sunday – July 25th: Music by Coconut Radio along w/CVHN pouring mimosas for donation
What an awesome group of musicians and non profits to support!


Turn OFF your TV and get to the BEACH!

The Coffee Culture

By Lisa Monti, Emerald Coast Magazine, Oct/Nov 2009

The robust drink has become more than a morning beverage — it’s a medium for social connections along the Emerald Coast

For something that comes from a small bean, coffee is a powerful commodity. Throughout history, possibly as far back as the 15th century, coffee has been prized and consumed in many parts of the world. From its likely origins in Ethiopia, coffee spread to Asia, then to Europe before finally taking hold in the Americas […] Along the Emerald Coast, coffee — really good coffee — is widely available at some very special places that have become a pleasant part of the day for residents and an appealing draw for visitors [ . . . ] Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse in Grayton Beach is decked out in 1950s Florida décor and ambience, and it’s all very family-oriented. The place has been open for 16 years and has a dedicated following […]

[full article – online version]

the place to BE

Find yourself in a new state of mind at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse

By Carolyn Mason, Photos by Robert Sutton – Tuscaloosa Magazine, Beach 2009

The robust drink has become more than a morning beverage — it’s a medium for social connections along the Emerald Coast

“Be present,” commands the board in front of the Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse in Grayton Beach, Fla. I wasn’t sure what to think. I arrived after a five-hour drive from Tuscaloosa. That made me present, didn’t it? “Not exactly,” says owner Cheri Peeples after welcoming me with her trademark bear hug. “Being fully present is something you work on. It’s a mindful presence that’s different from just being there. It’s the Grayton way,” she explained. Every morning, Peeples, or the employee who arrives first, writes the second half of the two-word message on the board facing the entrance to the Grayton Beach neighborhood and the Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse. It didn’t take long to get into the swing of the Grayton way. [ . . . ]

[full article – online version]

Top 10 at the Beach

by Murray Balkcom – Thicket Magazine, March/April 2009

In our special little beach area of Florida’s Emerald Coast, there are no big-box stores, dance clubs, and chain restaurants. Some people want that from their beach vacation, and tend to stay in the bigger towns of Destin and Panama City Beach. But for folks wanting something different, then south Walton County is the place for you. We ’re for the visitor who‘s never heard of Sally’s in Blue Mountain Be ach and has no clue that Sally’s has the absolute-best fried chicken they will ever eat, but after a tip from an insider like me, you’ll go home with that little gem tucked away for future vacations. My list of 10 hidden gems follows (in no particular order), and I highly recommend all of the places on this list, along with encouragement to find your own secrets on the Emerald Coast. [ . . . ]

[ . . . ]My favorite hidden gem in South Walton is unknown to even many locals, but slowly they are discovering it. Hibiscus Coffee and Guest House[ . . . ]