an assortment of dishes from coffeestamp photo by lauren healey

First Look: Coffeestamp Microroasters & Coffee Bar in Fox Park

A Soulard Farmers Market vendor is movin’ on up to a brick-and-mortar. Coffeestamp Microroasters & Coffee Bar opens tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 14, at 2511 S. Jefferson Ave. in Fox Park.

The new spot will feature an array of coffee beverages, from cold brew to lattes, all with beans roasted in small batches in-house, along with hibiscus tea, horchata and more. There will also be bags of coffee beans for sale and a few other coffee-related retail items.

Co-owners and brothers Patrick and Spencer Clapp, who hail from Honduras, also bring a love of culinary arts to the coffee table. 

“Our mom used to own a restaurant, so we have always been into cooking – we are food people,” said Patrick Clapp, adding nearly everything will be made from scratch. Food items on offer will include a variety of baked empanadas, a choripan sandwich, a few flavors of flans like lemongrass-caramel ricotta and roasted coconut with salted caramel and more.

The café is located inside a building over 100 years old that had been used for many auto-related businesses throughout the years. The brothers renovated it themselves for a rustic, industrial vibe, retaining an old factory belt that used to transport tires between floors.

The coffee beans are sourced from around the world, including Ethiopia, Colombia, Zambia and Uganda, as well as from their childhood friends, the Giron family in Finca la Alondra, Honduras. This connection led to their decision to become roasters.

Coffeestamp will initially be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, but hours could change as needed.

Check out the slideshow for a look at South City’s newest coffee shop.