A popular local coffee roaster recently expanded into a larger space with extended evening hours. Coma Coffee moved across the hall from its original location in Richmond Heights’ University Tower, opening on May 17 and adding a new dinner menu and bar program to its repertoire.
The concept, which originally opened in August 2016, is co-owned by siblings Macy and Corbin Holtzman, whose family owns and operates St. Louis Commercial Real Estate, which is in charge of the building’s leasing and construction.
“What’s important for us is creating a space where people can come with their friends and family or even just a place to study and chill out by themselves,” Macy says. “We want our guests to feel really comfortable in the space while enjoying something really special from us.”
The approximately 3,500-square-foot space is almost double the size of the original location, with a simplistic modern design and two stories. The first floor features a 360-degree bar, while the second floor offers a lounge area with communal seating options. A larger kitchen affords the business the opportunity to offer more food and beverage options into the evening.
“The evening service [referred to as] ‘coffee until cocktails’ features a full bar menu with beer, wine and spirits,” Macy says. “It’s a unique concept to St. Louis as our focus is specialty coffee and incorporating coffee drinks into alcoholic beverages.”
The bar program includes its own set of signature cocktails such as the Slow Jam with bourbon, espresso, amaretto and milk topped with nutmeg. Six tap handles include options including local beer, cold brew, nitro cold brew and Jameson.
Holtzman describes the food menu as classic comforts that are casual and approachable. Choose from sandwiches such as a Buffalo chicken sandwich as well as shareable plates including a whiskey onion flatbread with mozzarella, goat cheese, whiskey onions, bacon, chives and port wine reduction.
The menu also serves local products including Crispy Edge ginger and pork dumplings and dishes made with Midwest Pasta noodles including a blackened chicken alfredo. For dessert, the dinner menu features a warm skillet chocolate chip cookie with vanilla bean ice cream.
“I think if people love what we’re doing here during the day, they should come check us out at night,” Macy says. “While everything is still really familiar, it’s an elevated take on classic food and drinks.”
Coma Coffee’s current hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 7am to 8pm, Friday through Saturday from 7am to 10pm and Sunday from 7am to 4pm. Brunch is served daily from 7am to 2pm, while dinner is served after 3pm. Curbside pickup and delivery are available via online ordering.
Coma Coffee, 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd., Richmond Heights, Missouri, 314.250.1042, comacoffee.com