When the straight-backed, no-nonsense chairs of the library cubicles begin to wear into your spine and visions of lovely overstuffed affairs and gentle lighting dance in your overworked eyes, pack up your things and take a short drive down Memorial Road to Edmond’s Credo House.
Credo is one of Edmond’s local gems and, naturally, a Keep-It-Local partner. A hub of theological debates and events, the vision for this coffee shop is to present a safe and neutral environment for the community to discover or foster its faith without the pressure of a denominationally-biased church. Lining the brick walls, Credo’s library is probably one of the most theologically rich in the city. Should you fall in love with a particular book, each one can be bought for a reasonable price.
While few may advocate a black cup of Credo Coffee (their roasts aren’t the best in the state), their lattes leave little to be desired. Named after famous preachers and theologians, these hand-pressed espresso drinks come highly recommended as less distracting study partners. The Luther Latte, for example, pairs well with gospel conversations and a desire for reformation. It also complements a reading of Jonathan Edwards, if you’re feeling anti-social.
Whether you’re studying in a group or seeking studious solitude, Credo has a corner to offer you. I prefer to curl up in the Heretics Corner, where the couches are the most comfortable and Martin Luther isn’t staring snidely at my computer screen. Here, you may sink into the overstuffed leather and stare into high-vaulted ceilings, reminiscent of the Oxford library, buzzing with the quiet flow of caffeine-stimulated conversations.
| HOURS |
M-F 7am – 10pm
SAT 9am – 7pm
| LOCATION |
109 NW 142nd St. Suite B
Edmond, OK 73003