Maypop combines coffee and gardening in Webster Groves

A new business combining horticulture and coffee has opened – partially, anyway – in Webster Groves. The garden shop portion of Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop opened for business on Saturday, May 12, at 803 Marshall Ave. The coffee shop side is tentatively slated to open on Saturday, May 26, according to general manager Laura Tetley.

“Coffee is one of those things that’s approachable to a wide range of people,” Tetley said. “Our coffee shop is kind of a nice gateway into our nursery.”

 She said the plants the nursery stocks are purposeful and include pollinators and edible plants. Tetley said the coffee shop has no onsite kitchen, so food will be sourced from Living Room in Maplewood. The java will be courtesy of Blueprint Coffee, and teas from Big Heart Tea Co. will also be available. Both the coffee shop and garden shop will be open year-round.

“[Blueprint] has great direct trade with farmers and really good, high-quality coffee,” Tetley said. “[Living Room] does really delicious pastries with whole ingredients, and they make everything from scratch. It’s really good quality stuff.” There will also be some grab-and-go options available such as meat and cheese plates and hummus, perfect for taking to nearby Deer Creek Park to nosh.

Tetley said the coffee shop, which was a private residence until it was recently rezoned for commercial use, will have approximately 20 to 30 seats inside and out. The cafe will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For spring, the nursery will be open Sunday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine.