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
The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, 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.
The 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by the local improv talent Drea Leonetti, Trivia night pits friends against friends in a battle of wits. Attendees will enjoy $4 tall boys, half off pastries and the winner will receive a $20 Coco and the Director gift card. Free to play.
Final-E Friday Acoustic
Every Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Each Friday, Final-E Friday Acoustic hosts local musicians who perform a variety of genres, ranging from pop and R&B to rock and country. Acoustic soul duo Matt & Erin will perform January 27, and acoustic singer Em Young will perform February 3 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Guests can enjoy $4 tall boys while enjoying the music.