Kitchen House Coffee’s New Location Adds to the Gems in South City
If you’ve ever ventured into the deepest parts of South City for a few beers at Perennial Artisan Ales or a meal at Stacked Burger Bar, you already know what hidden gems you can find in St. Louis‘ southernmost neighborhoods. But if you’ve never made it quite as far south as the Patch neighborhood, you have an exciting new reason to make the trip—and a new place to kick off your day in the neighborhood with a cup of good coffee.
Because that’s where Tower Grove East favorite Kitchen House Coffee has just opened a second location—and if the vision of co-owners Paul Whitsitt and David Rodgers is realized, it’ll quickly grow into the same kind of neighborhood hub their flagship location has become for the near south side. Featuring more than twice the space of the original cafe and a new commercial kitchen that’s serving up fresh baked pastries and a full Sunday brunch, Kitchen House 2.0 is already making waves as an inviting community space where you can hunker down with a laptop or settle into a long conversation with a cappuccino date. And bring the kids—the new location’s expanded footprint left them with plenty of room for a family play area.
“We chose the Patch/Carondelet area for our second location because we loved the neighborhood,” general manager Samantha Padilla Weatherford says. “Paul and his husband, David, as well as myself and my wife, got to really know the neighborhood and saw a need for a specialty coffee shop and a community gathering space. When Paul and David saw the for rent sign in the window across from Stacked, they knew it was a great fit.”
You can can feel the Kitchen House crew’s love for their new community in every choice they’ve made for the space, from farm-to-table ingredients and house-roasted coffee to local artisan chocolates and soaps for sale at the counter. And if your favorite part of the original location was the backyard chicken coop, you’ll have some (tiny) new critters to keep you entertained as you sip your pourover: The Carondelet location features an indoor area where you can watch the resident beehive stay busy.
Kitchen House Coffee—Carondelet
7700 Ivory Ave.
Images courtesy of Kitchen House Coffee.