Coco and the Director is a new coffee house in the heart of Uptown, at 100 West Trade Street.
It features locally roasted single-origin coffees, wine, beer, and a menu overseen by Stoke Executive Chef Chris Coleman that includes sandwiches, salads, breads and pastries. Loose leaf teas are sourced from Charleston Tea Plantation, the only working tea estate in the U.S., located on Wadmalaw Island in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.
The retail nook showcases local foods, jewelry, tableware, stationery, men’s grooming products and more. This is a great place to shop for goods from local artisans.
Coco and the Director also includes three co-lab meeting spaces. The rooms are available to local entrepreneurs for meetings and brainstorming sessions with no minimum purchase.
The coffee house hosts free events. Here’s what’s coming up:
Wine & Color Wednesday
Every Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Guests are invited to decompress with art supplies, coloring books, $5 glasses of wine and half priced pastries. Patrons can submit their works for a chance to win free coffee for an entire week, with the winner being announced via social media the following day.
Art in Motion
Select Fridays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Next up: June 30, July 14 and July 28
Art in Motion, an open mic night featuring live painting, poets and musicians. Local Charlotte performers interested in participating can submit pieces and music to firstname.lastname@example.org or Chandra.email@example.com.