I’m a self-taught chef who’s cooking & eating her way through the Queen City of Charlotte, N.C. I’m a food and drink journalist, and you can find me most weekdays at Foodesign Associates working in their marketing and photography departments.
Parliament Espresso & Coffee Bar is opening its newest location in mid-December within the heart of the Queen City. After unveiling their flagship shop on the Upper West Side of New York City in 2016, Parliament's growth and popularity has allowed them to expand beyond the Big Apple.
There are plenty of options when it comes to grabbing a "cup of joe," but as Charlotte's coffee scene diversifies, patrons now have many distinguished spots to choose from when they're opting to get that caffeine fix. Parliament is part of Starr Catering Group, culinary specialists that are known for their artisan dining craft found in iconic cultural institutions, corporate offices and private events spanning across the East Coast.
"Starr Catering Group’s commitment to excellence and dedication to perfected details enabled rapid growth for the company, which is now the exclusive caterer at seventeen locations in five cities, including internationally renowned cultural institutions Carnegie Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, New York Botanical Garden, Clark Art Institute, and Pérez Art Museum Miami", mentions their website.
Charlotte's location will be located at 300 South Tryon Street in Uptown. They will carry espresso beans through a direct-trade relationship with La Virgen Coffee Estates in Nicaragua and offer an eclectic mix of pastries, sandwiches and salads. In-house espresso machines will be imported from La Marzocco, which has been the leader in espresso machine innovations since 1927 in Florence, Italy. Guests can expect an open, airy atmosphere that is both inviting and comfortable. Sit down, grab a good cup of warmth and stay a while.
To read more about this exquisite coffee shop, please check out my full write-up for CharlotteFive.