Coffee & Tea Collective, the popular small-batch roaster and coffee shop that first debuted in North Park in 2012, will open a long-awaited second spot in the East Village by mid-January.
It'll share space with Juice Saves, which launched on G Street earlier this summer but will shutter in beginning of the year to transition into this new location.
CH Projects' co-founder Arsalun Tafazoli says that the new juice bar needed more space to serve a dual purpose as a commissary kitchen that would also supply fresh product to the hospitality group's other properties. Just around the corner, a building at 631 9th Avenue became available but at 4,000-square-feet, was too large for a stand-alone juice bar. So Tafazoli, who lives in the neighborhood, decided to pair the juice concept with another of his vital day-starters, coffee.
He reached out to Coffee & Tea Collective owner Daniel Holcomb, whose coffee is featured at all CH Projects' bars and restaurants. Holcomb will take 500-square-feet to build out a new coffee space with the same design and menu as their El Cajon Boulevard tasting room.
Juice Saves' portion will be designed by longtime design collaborator Paul Basile; operating partner Lindsay Nader says the bigger digs will allow the juice bar to expand their menu and include more food options.
The long communal table will split the two concepts, which will each have about 30 seats and a sidewalk patio. Operating hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For now, Coffee & Tea Collective and Juice Saves' partnership is a one-off collaboration, though both brands have expansion plans. Tafazoli says that more Juice Saves are in store, including one Little Italy, and Holcomb told Eater that Coffee & Tea Collective intends to replicate their concept within a few months of opening in the East Village.