A new coffee shop will take the place of a previously existing one in Palmetto, offering an extensive food and drink menu with references to its Manatee County home.
Tenth Street Coffee is set to hold its grand opening on Monday, Feb. 1, at 1810 10th St. W., in the former space of Coffee Beyond the Borders. The new business is affiliated with Palmetto's Church on the Rock, but Senior Pastor Ted Mathews said the coffee shop will cater to all customers, with the phrase "where everyone has a seat at the table" displayed on a wall.
"Our goal is just to be a community-based coffee shop," Mathews said. "We think there’s a need in our community.”
Coffee will come from the Gainesville-based Sweetwater Organic Coffee, which offers beans from countries like Ethiopia, Colombia and Guatemala. Along with a wide range of hot, cold and frozen drinks, the shop will offer signature combinations with Manatee County-themed names such as Riverwalk to Remember (lavender and vanilla), Old Main Street (English toffee and brown sugar cinnamon) and Terra Ceia at Dusk (coconut, caramel and dark chocolate.)
Its food menu will feature breakfast items like avocado toast, a breakfast sandwich and burrito and "donut chips" (panini-pressed cinnamon sugar donut holes.) For lunch, it offers a variety of sandwiches including a Ybor Cuban and The Palmettwah (chicken salad with celery, cranberries and walnuts on a croissant.)
The newly renovated building seats about 48 indoors, with to-go options available. The coffee shop also plans to host live music and open mics, Mathews said.
The business joins other recently opened local coffee shops including Cremesh Coffee and Bakery in Bradenton, featuring the same owners as Cremesh European Restaurant, and Rise Coffee Co. & Nye's Cream Sandwiches in downtown Sarasota, employing staff with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Tenth Street Coffee's hours will be 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4-10 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 941-212-4047 or visit tenthstreetcoffee.com.
entertainment reporter Jimmy Geurts