Field Trip: Hope and Union Coffee

hope and union coffee co., charleston | simple pretty

If you’re going to Charleston, you cannot leave without a stop (or two) at Hope and Union Coffee Co, right around the corner from Stitch Design on Saint Philip Street. It’s been open since November 2009, and owner John Vergel de Dios did an amazing job designing not only the logo (adore the goat w/balloon), but the shop’s interior, too. The space is clean, bright and understatedly gorgeous which to me equals perfection. I stopped in for an iced tea right after my Stitch appointment and was lucky enough to meet John and his wife, Harper Poe who were able chat for a bit about their new endeavor, which was great as I had a lot of questions :)

As my first visit was late afternoon, I made sure to stop by the next morning so I could try a baked good or two, made by Wild Flour Pastry. A big thumbs up to the Nutella/banana turnover I ordered + shared with my travelers. I can’t wait to get back to Charleston and visit again.  If you’d like to see a few more photos, check out my Flickr set.

hope and union coffee co. menu, charleston | simple pretty

the menu

hope and union coffee co., charleston | simple pretty

(The pillows in the nook pictured above are from Harper’s business, Proud Mary. I loved the yellow and white “El Sol” print so much I ended up ordering a coin purse in that pattern.)


  1. April 13, 2010 / Permalink

    It looks like you had a wonderful trip!

  2. April 13, 2010 / Permalink

    Wow, what a charming place. Wish it was close to me. :)

  3. April 13, 2010 / Permalink

    this definitely looks like a coffee house i’d frequent!

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