St. Louis, MO Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. is pleased to announce the opening of new cafes in St. Louis, MO in 2017. The first, Gerhart, opened February 4th in the historic Gerhart building at Laclede and Vandeventer in Midtown. The previously announced Mid Campus Center (MCC) cafe at Washington University Medical School is scheduled to open in April 2017. The third is located downtown at the beautiful Citygarden, and the fourth is located in the Central West End.
The Gerhart building is located blocks from the Kaldi’s Coffee Roastery, and joins the burgeoning Midtown neighborhood in St. Louis. The building itself dates to 1897 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The interior architecture references that history while still showcasing some contemporary updates.
Kaldi’s Coffee at Citygarden (808 Chestnut St.) is in the building that was most recently the home of Death in the Afternoon. “We are proud to call St. Louis home and have looked for a downtown space for a few years to really cement that relationship. We were ecstatic to hear from the Gateway Foundation about putting a Kaldi’s into the park,” says Kaldi’s Coffee owner, Tricia Zimmer Ferguson. The build-out will see some cosmetic changes, as well as a longer, more coffee-focused bar. The biggest change is a sculpture making a dramatic return to the space. “We are excited to bring back the Niki de Saint Phalle sculpture, Adam and Eve, to its prominent position in the space. We’re always looking to include a pop of color in our cafes, and with Citygarden’s help, we are doing so in a big way here.”
This Kaldi’s Coffee cafe will feature an updated twist on their classic menu, including a brunch menu as well as a line of drinks on tap, including Cold Brew Coffee, Nitro Cold Brew, Sparkling Teas, and a few cocktails. “Our hope is to catch the morning and lunch crowds from downtown,” explains Frank McGinty, Kaldi’s Coffee’s Director of Marketing and Culinary Development. “We’re also planning on using this as our test kitchen to introduce new food and drink items that will then roll out at our other cafes.”
Kaldi’s Coffee at Citygarden is scheduled to open in March 2017 (in time for opening day at Busch Stadium).
The fourth Kaldi’s Coffee to open in St. Louis in 2017 is located in The Euclid, a 72-unit mixed use development slated to open in November at the corner of Euclid and West Pine. Developed by The Koman Group, the project also features the first St. Louis location of Shake Shack, 14,000 square feet of tech office space and an additional 8,000 square feet of in-line retail. Headquartered in Clayton, Koman has developed and financed some of the region’s most notable projects, including Centene Plaza, Clayton on the Park, CityPlace, 700 Market, and Cupples 9. Kaldi’s Coffee will anchor the southern endcap of the building.
“This is another great opportunity and we’re excited to be a part of this neighborhood,” says Kaldi’s Coffee co-owner Josh Ferguson, who oversees new café development. “We’ve wanted to have a cafe in the Central West End for a while, and this is the right fit for us.” This café will also feature the current Kaldi’s Coffee menu as well as coffees and teas on tap.
Kaldi’s Coffee was founded in St. Louis’ DeMun neighborhood in 1994. We specialize in sustainably sourcing and roasting the finest coffees in the world, and partnering with those that share our values. From visiting coffee farms to hand-roasting and hand-brewing, we are committed to creating memorable coffee experiences.