Hope and Union

Name: Hope and Union
Location: Charleston, SC
Designer: Owners, John Vergel and wife Harper Poe

A new boutique coffee shop opened up last winter in the Cannonborough neighborhood of Charleston. Located in a restored Charleston home, the shop focuses on single- cup brewing using the chemex brewing method (one of the best, in my opinion). Currently they are featuring single-origin coffee from Intelligentsia but have also been know to brew Portland's Stumptown beans as well. The interior feels completely relaxed and inviting and has multiple seating options, from the long communal tables and stand-up expresso bar to the outdoor patio seating featuring bertoia-esq chairs. I love the industrial and modern touches in this space, paired with the homey and traditional feel of the restored home and reclaimed materials, this coffee shop stands heads above the commercial chains dotted throughout the city.

All photos © Kathryn Barnard

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