One bright morning, Tower Grove East resident Paul Whitsitt found himself staring down said broken coffee pot, then having to climb into his car and drive several miles to get an early morning brew for himself and partner David Rodgers. And thus the idea for Kitchen House Coffee was born: TGE needed its own neighborhood place. A place committed to local, freshly sourced product; a place where the baristas will remember you— and your partner and best friend and father and daughter and dog— by name.
The coffee house is an extension of Whitsitt and Rodgers' urban farm on Michigan Avenue, Kitchen House Farm, named for the old kitchen house that still stands on the property. The vision for Kitchen House Coffee is centered around the idea of finding a country respite in the city— a repurposed, urban space focused on sustainable product. All of our coffee, tea, pastry and foodstuffs come from STL city businesses. Plus we’ve got organic, in-house pressed juices. And fresh cut flowers. And chickens out back. Yes, chickens.
Urban. Farm. Home.
This is what Kitchen House Coffee means to us. We can’t wait to welcome you in.
Stop in today and experience SANCTUARIA - bringing flavor and atmosphere to you. Offering exclusive, delicious menu selections served with a modern twist. Our Unique cocktail selections are fresh and handcrafted with extra love and a touch of naughty.
The space is warm and inviting with a sexy, alluring appeal. You want to stay once you arrive because it transports you away from the city hustle and bustle to a place that is cozy and you can call it your own. Sanctuaria is a place where people can gather over amazing food and incredible atmosphere. It's a "sanctuary in the city". It's a hip and fresh idea for our city.
The food is based on recipes cooked in the homes of the Latin American culture, served with a twist. The preparations are classic especially with the plantains. We remember our guests and remember what they like in dining out and do our very best in recreating that in each of the experience. Our drinks are handcrafted individually for each guest. They actually take a bit longer to prepare; however, they are always worth the wait. We have a specialty spirits program that is unique to St. Louis. We focus on spirits around the culture of food. Instead of ordering your 'normal' spirit selection, we offer something from Cuba, Latin etc.
Serving traditional Afghan cuisine consisting of lamb, chicken, Beef, hearty stews, kabobs, chops and rice dishes. We also cater to the vegetarian population, offering a number of tasty pastas and vegetarian entrees. Afghan style possesses a very balanced and delicious flavor.
The Soul Hour Cafe is the experiential training ground where our clients put together a unique monthly happy hour service focused on the residents of the McCormack House at Forest Park Southeast. We serve seasonal soul food classics like sweet potato pie, chowder w/ cornbread and classic BBQ on small plates accompanied by a special mixed drink (alcoholic or non). The appetizer and drink combo is available to anyone who wants to join us each month, and residents of the McCormack House enjoy Soul Hour Cafe at a discounted rate. This is our way of both thanking the residents and staff of McCormack House for welcoming us into their home AND providing experiential training to Bridges CSS P.E. Program participants--who collaborate in all aspects of the service from planning the menu to cooking and serving to cleaning up afterward. Check out upcoming dates and menus on Facebook!