ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The Chelsea St. Pete formally opened its coffee and tea shop doors to the neighborhood Could 1, exuding an Aged English tea vibe with its London textbooks, art and decor.
Operator Teresa Chalkley, a Florida indigenous, preferred to tie her appreciate of The Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan with her husband’s indigenous England and Chelsea, London, jointly with the development of her coffee store.
Chalkley grew fond of the hotel’s architecture and patterns when she attended university in Manhattan’s Chelsea community.
“I was impressed by the artist residences in the Chelsea Resort,” Chalkley explained in a Patch job interview. The setting up has pink brick, and some of the residences have colorful interior. A late producing legend who at the time termed St. Pete property, Jack Kerouac, wrote “On The Highway,” inside the Chelsea Resort, according to the New York Times.
Batdorf & Bronson, a espresso mix centered in Washington, is the drip espresso served at Chelsea. A Patch reporter sampled the coffee and mentioned it has a smooth flavor without bitterness.
“There is also a Batdor & Bronson lab here in St. Pete,” Chalkley explained. “We experienced with them so that we could anything ideal with the coffee.”
The menu offers espresso beverages, matcha, cold brew, teas, and there is no extra demand for oat, soy or almond milk for lattes, mochas, and cappuccinos. Chalkley is in the levels of adding food items to the menu.
“I am obtaining food from area destinations this sort of as Pop Goes the Waffle, Pete’s General Bakery and I’m considering about having sausage rolls from Jack’s London Grill,” Chalkley stated.
Greeting playing cards made by nearby artists are also out there.
There is certainly an outdoors seating space with shade supplied for the hot, Florida shortly-to-be summer season sunlight. In a pair months, The Chelsea will have its grand opening and activities these kinds of as poetry readings and dwell audio will be additional.
Canines are authorized at the venue.
The Chelsea espresso store is open Monday via Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For extra facts about The Chelsea, 2462 Fifth Ave. S., St. Petersburg, check out its internet site.