Loranzo and Carolyn Whitfield have added open mic night to the schedule at   Ethereal Cupcakes

Loranzo and Carolyn Whitfield have opened Ethereal Cupcakes and Coffee Shoppe in Hampton's Town Center. They roast coffee fresh daily and make the cupcakes with organic and natural ingredients. There is comfortable seating, WiFi and community events such as open mike poetry. (Judith Lowery / Daily Press / April 25, 2013)

Open mic night is a new addition to Ethereal Cupcakes and Coffee Shoppe in Hampton.

Poets, musicians, dancers, singers and actors come out from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Peninsula Town Center shop.

“The people here really support each other no matter what they do,” says owner Loranzo Whitfield. “And the parents know that their kids aren’t in any trouble here.”

Whitfield also plans to add new menu items in the coming week such as Italian sodas, iced lattes and milkshakes. The shop bakes its cupcakes fresh daily and offers gluten-free and vegan cupcakes every day as well.

Ethereal Cupcakes and Coffee Shoppe. Peninsula Town Center, 3150 Allainby Way, Hampton. 757-223-0300. www.etherealcupcakesandcoffeeshoppe.com.