Vice Coffee Opens This Friday


Vice Coffee is opening on Friday, February 7th at 11 a.m.. The coffee shop is located at 1031 Spring Garden Street, just around the corner from owners’ Heather DeRussy and Charlie Collazo’s The Institute bar.

The coffee shop will be a little different than most, it will also be a used book store and tattoo parlor. The shop will serve One Village Coffee, Le Bus pastries and snacks plus housemade soups, salads and sandwiches. In addition to the coffee there will also be sodas and juices.

The tattoo parlor is housed within the coffee shop but does have a private area as well. It’s big enough for three tattoo artists and will be primarily driven by appointment business but will accept walk-ins.

Vice Coffee [Foobooz]

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  • no

    Wait…. how is getting a tattoo in the same place where food is served a good idea or even legal?

    • Charlie Collazo

      The tattoo studio is completely separated inside. It is like having a business inside a business walled off with it’s own private entrance and area.

      • Heather deRussy

        If you dislike the idea or disagree with it, then at the very least post who you are. This idea may seem odd to some but it isn’t to as many as might be thought. It is fully legal. I am more than happy to discuss the studio and any concerns there may be, but not to anyone who won’t do the civility of posting their name. I am ferociously protective of my artists and my studio and all of my businesses. We are heavily focussed on education and acceptance of tattoo artists and tattoo art. This studio is quite different in many ways. I work Tuesday and Friday nights at vice and Saturday nights at institute. Let’s talk.