Compass Cafe, Hot Asana Yoga Studio’s new spot for coffee and quick, healthy snacks, is now open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day at 10 Camelia Way in downtown Southern Pines. The cafe has been in the works for months, since Rooted Cafe, which rented the space, moved to the Belvedere Plaza.
“Compass Cafe and Hot Asana have always meant to be one entity, one community, and now it is,” says studio GM Michelle Skarbinski. “It’s lovely having our own space, where everyone is hands-on and knows each other and is working together.”
Michelle (left) and cafe manager Pendleton Bell (right) say the cafe aligns with Hot Asana’s four compass points established by owner Virginia Gallagher — mind, body, soul and friends — by giving the community a space to connect over healthy food.
“They say showing up is the hardest part, so we really want to be accessible to everybody, fit everyone’s needs, and help them have one less worry,” Michelle says.
To that point, menu items are made with no added sugar, and separate blenders are used for those with nut allergies. You can even order a snack when you check in for your yoga sesh that’ll be waiting for your sweaty self after class. Order online or follow along on Instagram.