La Florida: good news for downtown Tallahassee

by Tallahassee Table
New local coffee shop and wine bar serves homemade bread, baked goods and locally roasted coffee

Jean Uthmeier has long envisioned a local gathering place where customers could find fresh-roasted coffee, homemade bread and pastries, and a welcome glass of wine after work. The result: La Florida Coffee & Wine Bar, which is opening in the former Starbucks in Kleman Plaza, good news for downtown Tallahassee.

Photo credit: La Florida

Uthmeier, the owner of the shop, is a home baker who is known for her sourdough, cakes and other baked goods. With her sister-in-law, Julia Swanson, who will be the shop’s manager, she’ll offer breakfast sammies and lunch sandwiches on freshly baked bread, along with pound cakes — choices include blueberry, lemon, guava and seasonal flavors — muffins, cookies and croissants.

The shop will also offer single-origin coffee roasted locally, with espresso-based drinks and decaf available. Other beverages will include mimosas and wine.

Photo by La Florida/ Jean Uthmeier, right, with daughter Claire and Julia Swanson.

La Florida will launch its soft opening on February 22 with a grand opening planned for early March.

Here’s more information in the story I wrote for Florida Politics.

Here are some other photos courtesy of La Florida

A view of the interior at La Florida
La Florida is in located in the former Starbucks in Kleman Plaza

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