New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced a lot of very big things during his time leading the Whaling City, but Thursday evening he low-key announced what might be some of the biggest news to ever hit the city’s waterfront.

Mirasol’s Café is opening a second location, and it will be located in the Wharfinger Building on the central waterfront. According to Mayor Mitchell’s Facebook post, the new Mirasol’s will open in June.

“Great sandwiches, coffee, and of course the CHiPPi,” Mitchell wrote.

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Mirasol’s has been a SouthCoast favorite for years, and its signature coffee drink, the CHiPPi, is a big reason why. On its website, Mirasol’s describes it as “our own super charged and dangerous iced coffee” and that it uses a “secret recipe combined with a luscious richness.”

“Some say it tastes like a coffee frappe, others say melted coffee ice cream…but trust us, it does have a serious caffeine boost,” the website reads.

Mirasol’s fans have been clamoring for years for the café to open a second location, and now the dream is finally coming true. Even better, it will be right smack dab in the middle of all the downtown New Bedford excitement, so you won’t have to worry about picking up your CHiPPi in Dartmouth and then hoping you don’t drink the whole thing before you get to New Bedford.

It also adds another option for enjoying a beverage or a bite to eat on the waterfront.

Mayor Jon Mitchell via Facebook
Mayor Jon Mitchell via Facebook

As Mayor Mitchell pointed out in his post, “with the Black Whale, the Whale’s Tail Clam Bar and Acushnet Creamery just steps away, this will be where diets come to an abrupt end.”

Well, Mirasol’s does offer a “lite” version of the CHiPPi, so at least you’ve got a fighting chance to keep that diet going.

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