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Austin’s Coffee and Film may very well be the coolest café in town, but Cup O’ Soul may very well be the coziest. Situated right across the street from Austin’s, the café is a labor of love for husband-and-wife tandem Bob and Dawn Frauman, who converted the former real-estate office into a homey little perk pad.

And I mean homey: There’s a living room furnished with a couple of red lounge sofas and coffee tables (of course); a kitchen where baristas whip up macchiatos and lattes, as well as soups, salads and sandwiches (try the roast beef and havarti on sourdough bread, $6.95); and a conference room in the back that’s becoming a popular venue for group meetings, and where family-friendly movies are screened Thursday nights free of charge.

It’s a calm, relaxed atmosphere – the antithesis of the bohemian, pagan-friendly vibe of Austin’s – and one befitting the owners’ strong Christian faith. Aside from using Blessed Bean Coffee (a local Christian roaster) and the churchly allusion in the cafe’s moniker (the “L” in “Soul” is an upright ichthys), there’s nothing overtly Christian about the place. But as I sat on a stool near the kitchen counter, whiling away the time before the late flick at Winter Park Village commenced, I’m quite certain I saw the face of Jesus in my cappuccino froth.

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