Between Rival Brother’s new shop and Peddler Coffee’s arrival on the caffeine scene, there will be no shortage of places to get your fix this spring, and there’s still one more shop new to the brew and upping the ante by adding booze to the mix.
Early this summer, the long-shuttered space that formerly housed Siam Lotus at 10th and Spring Garden will re-open as Win Win Coffee Bar. It’ll be an all-day-and-into-the-evening bar, restaurant and coffee shop right next door to cargo bike specialists Firth and Wilson. Win Win is a project of Will Darwall (most recently of Elixr), Anthony Montagnaro (of Pizza Brain), and Lanie Belmont (of the Yumtown food truck), along with a handful of other partners that includes the talents of an architect, a developer, and a “natural foods guy.” Though the leadership team might seem large, part of Win Win’s identity is that the business will be cooperatively run and maintain a core focus on sustainability.
In fact, the name Win Win came from the visual W/N W/N–a symbol for the idea “waste not, want not,” so you can be sure that this new addition will be direct trade in coffee sourcing, and take a thoughtful approach to the food on the menu as well as sustainability in energy sourcing, water use, and recycling.