Hope and Union coffee house set to open in Cannonborough neighborhood (updated: Open!)

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Update November 30:

Hope and Union is now open and ready to cater to your coffee cravings.

Read up on the new custom coffee house in this press release:


Hope and Union, a new coffee boutique opens its doors in the Cannonborough neighborhood of downtown Charleston. The new coffee house is an inspired space located at 199 St. Philip Street and is opened daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hope and Union will include an array of In Season single-origin coffees made to order by-the-cup as well as handcrafted espresso drinks and teas. Hope and Union will offer its customers an unparalleled coffee experience. Each cup of coffee will be handcrafted by-the-cup using the mid-century designed Chemex brewing method with beans from esteemed roaster, Intelligentsia. Intelligentsia prides itself on its direct relationship with its coffee farmers, unbridled roasting processes, intense barista training, and offering The Black Cat Project and In Season coffees. Hope and Union is proud to offer Intelligentsia coffee and is excited to share this unique coffee experience with the Charleston community.

Hope and Union is located in the progressive Cannonborough neighborhood, a beautifully restored Charleston single home designed by Ashley Jennings of Prescon Architecture and Design. The airy interior was designed and built by John Vergel de Dios which combines modern, industrial with traditional accessories. Décor consists of photography by Los Angeles and New York based photographers Danny Zapalac, Sam Kweskin, Joe Zorrilla, and Jesse Huffman. Seating include communal tables, standing espresso bar, and marble outdoor café tables offering an outpost to, read, meet, and enjoy great coffee.

Hope and Union is owned by husband and wife John Vergel de Dios and Harper Poe. John and Harper moved to Charleston in late 2008 after a time in New York City. John has a background in graphic design and worked as an art director and creative director for various New York City ad agencies. Harper is also co-owner of textile design company Proud Mary. The two look forward to joining the Charleston business community.

If you are interested in more information please contact John Vergel de Dios by phone at (718) 964-3517 or via e-mail at john@hopeandunioncoffee.com

First reporting: The Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood is gaining a new coffee shop in the upcoming weeks, Hope and Union.

The Charleston City Paper has a brief write-up on the new Saint Philip Street spot that will offer beverages as well as goodies from area bake shops.


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