Cornflower Coffee & Tea opens inside St. Louis Art Supply in CWE


South City Art Supply, formerly at 1926 Cherokee St., has a new name and location, and it’s also home to a new coffee spot. St. Louis Art Supply and Cornflower Coffee & Tea opened softly on Sept. 19 at 4532 and 4530 Olive St., respectively in the Central West End.


“We always wanted to do a coffee shop at Cherokee Street but never had the space to do it,” said Carson Monetti, who owns the store and cafe with his wife, Xena Colby.


The 32-seat Cornflower serves coffee drinks featuring beans from Coma Coffee. Most everything on the food menu is made in the shop’s cozy kitchen, including pastries, sauces and syrups, along with salads and sandwiches and smaller snack plates.


The cafe will also play host to a variety of art classes and is open the same hours as the retail space – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.


The new store celebrates grand opening this week with three days of giveaways and events, including a cupping of Coma’s new roasts and a pop-up store showcasing local artists. The full schedule of events is available on Facebook.


Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine.