The Koffee Kup is more than just a local restaurant; it's a home
away from home for countless members of the community. "We
find ourselves becoming acquainted with our customers. They
are friends and we make them feel comfortable." said Frank.
Coined, as a local town favorite,
The Koffee Kup Restaurant,
has been part of the community for over a decade. Owners,
Frank and Donna Woodsby stumbled across the restaurant in
2001, and decided to take a leap of faith and continue their
family legacy right here in St. Cloud.
The Koffee Kup had already been running for some previous
five years under different management. “When we bought it
back then, it was a great business,” said Frank. “The place
had the best name in St. Cloud. We just took a good place
and made it better,” Frank continued.
Focused on family, The Koffee Kup is now managed but
Frank, Donna and their two kids Franky and Tanya, and Franks
sister, Linda Woodsby. As a whole, the Woodsby family
strives to provide exceptional service. “We try to keep the
prices low and we serve nothing but the best quality,” said
Frank. “We have servers that have been here for 15 years and
a cook that has been here for 18,” said Frank.
The Woodsby family has been in the restaurant business
for a long time and Frank says he had followed in his
father’s footsteps. After attending Atlantic Vocational
Center for about three years, Frank received his culinary
training. Frank and Donna met in North Carolina and married
in 1975. During that time, Frank’s family owned three
restaurant in Lakeland. His parents owned Margate Diner and
New Orleans Oyster Bar and Frank owned a restaurant called
Working his way up the ladder, Frank decided to buy
another restaurant after working for Imperial Lakes Country
Club as head chef for six years. It was called Frank’s Fast
and the Best Sandwich Shop, which he owned for 15 years.
Frank and Donna moved back to North Carolina and bought
Franky and Donnas' Kitchen, running it for about three
years. Shortly after, an opportunity arose for the family to
come back to Florida, when they decided to plant their
family’s future with The Koffee Kup.
Frank and Donna seem to be very happy and right at home with The
Koffee Kup. “The town here is wonderful, and we believe
giving back to the community and helping people is the key,”
said Frank. He and his wife strive to give back to the
community by teaming up with the 13th Street Methodist
Church for the past five years to feed the homeless. They
also frequently participate in hospital visits with the
Golden Girls Awareness Group. The Koffee Kup also holds a
customer appreciation party during December holiday season.
“The locals are what keeps us going. We have been so blessed
here and with the economy so bad, we haven’t raised our
prices in three years,” said Frank.
From Frank, his family and everyone at The Koffee Kup:
"We hope to see you at the Kup.”