Coma Coffee will open another location in The Grove

Coma Coffee Roasters is getting ready to expand its brand. The company, which also has a location at 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd. in Richmond Heights, plans to open a second cafe at 4013 Papin St., on the eastern edge of The Grove.


Owner Macy Holtzman said she’s in the process of approving architectural drawings and hopes to start construction by the end of the year. The space is currently being used as Coma’s roasting facility. “My goal is to be open by spring,” Holtzman said.


To get customers engaged in the process, the roaster will be visible to the dining area. The menu will include hand brews, pour-overs and a selection of craft cocktails. Holtzman said she plans on having approximately 50 seats, and there’s a potential for mezzanine seating as well.


“It’ll be an extension of what we have now, just offering customers a different experience,” Holtzman said.


There will also be a full kitchen. “We’re going to keep the menu really small, but super fresh and seasonal, and keep as many of the ingredients local as possible,” she said.


Holtzman’s family owns the building, and plans to convert the rest of it into a boutique hotel or apartments, with additional retail space on the first floor.


“We’re talking to some breweries about their interest in moving in, and other craft specialty shops,” she said.


Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine.