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WHAT’S YOUR TWENTY? Mondovi-Based Coffee Shop Expands to E.C.’s Hope Gospel Store

Twenty Twenty-Two is the new café brewin’ at the bargain center, newly opened this November

McKenna Scherer, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

THE PLACE TO BE. The Chippewa Valley just welcomed a new local café – right inside the Hope Gospel Bargain Center in Eau Claire. Twenty Twenty-Two officially opened up shop in November.
THE PLACE TO BE. The Chippewa Valley just welcomed a new local café – right inside the Hope Gospel Bargain Center in Eau Claire. Owner Angela Stamper is pictured in the café, which opened in November.

There’s a new coffee joint in town, and it’s inside one of the Chippewa Valley’s favorite second-hand stores. The Hope Gospel Bargain Center in Eau Claire (2511 W Moholt Drive) welcomed Twenty Twenty-Two, a Mondovi-founded coffee shop, on Nov. 16. 

Hope Gospel had been toying with the idea of and researching how it might implement some sort of coffee offering in its stores for years, Business Manager Bud Drexel said, but hadn’t ever felt ready to take the plunge. “This partnership has really allowed us to work with somebody who knows what they’re doing in that field, and it’s part of working with the community, which we wanted to do.”

Twenty Twenty-Two was dreamed up by Mondovi’s Angela Stamper, who has 10 years of experience working at various coffee shops. Hailing from Washington State – “where coffee is everywhere,” Stamper said – moving to Mondovi three years ago was a bit of a shock, due to the lack of a coffee shop. 

“It opened a door for an opportunity,” she explained. “I was working in Menomonie in production, 12-hour shifts, alternating days and nights. When we became pregnant, that schedule was not something I wanted for our family and wasn’t realistic for us. I started planning for a drive-through coffee shed, (something) very popular in Washington.”

Stamper reached out to all businesses in Mondovi that had large enough parking lots for such an idea, and Hope Bargain was the only one interested in chatting more about it. Though the city was not too keen on a drive-through spot at that location, Hope Bargain offered to rework their store for a coffee shop space. There, a window was placed so Twenty Twenty-Two could serve folks prior to Hope’s open hours, and online ordering was available. It was a hit. 

“We’ve had a great partnership in Mondovi already, so it was a no-brainer for us to make some space (in the Eau Claire store) for her,” Drexel said. 

"Here at Twenty Twenty-Two is where coffee is always a good idea."

angela Stamper

owner, twenty-twenty two café

The shop gets its name not from the current year, but from her husband’s military background, in which the phrase “What’s your twenty?” – or in other words, “What’s your location?” – is frequently used. Plus, 22 is the duo’s favorite number and represents their favorite location for coffee. “Here at Twenty Twenty-Two is where coffee is always a good idea,” Stamper said.

Twenty Twenty-Two’s standard menu includes regular coffee drinks (mochas, macchiatos, americanos, etc.), specialty and non-coffee options (vanilla lavender and honey latte, brown sugar latte, caramel apple cider, Italian soda, etc.), plus a selection of baked goods.

Twenty Twenty-Two brews its coffee sourced from Milwaukee-based Stone Creek Coffee, an organic coffee roaster, and almost every menu item costs right around the $3 to $4 mark.

Plus, Twenty Twenty-Two’s arrived in Eau Claire just in time for the roll-out of its Winter Specials menu, featuring a raspberry apple chai, peppermint bark white mocha, maple pecan latte, and more. During the holiday season, the coffee shop offers gift baskets too.

Folks can either go inside the Hope Gospel store where they’ll find Twenty Twenty-Two stationed just to the right of the inside doors, or head straight to the walk-up window next to the front doors to order. Inside, four-six seats are available, though the seating won’t be offered until the Hope store opens, too. The walk-up window opens earlier though, beginning at 7:30am.

The Eau Claire Hope Gospel Bargain Center is open Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm while Twenty Twenty-Two’s indoor portion is open from 10am-4pm, the walk-up window open starting at 7:30am. Unlike the Hope store, on Saturdays, the coffee shop will be open from 8am (at the window) to 3pm.

“We will be collaborating with Hope’s program (the Renewed Hope Program) and offering barista training to help gain experience when their members enter the workforce, which is absolutely amazing to be part of something that gives back to the community in such a positive light,” Stamper said.

Visit Twenty Twenty-Two's website for its Eau Claire location's information.