Saturday, July 21, 2018
Business

Seminole Heights' Urban Bungalow adds coffee shop

Urban Bungalow owners David Hansen and Chris Salamanca and Cleanse Apothecary owners Greg Curtis and Terry Bellamy have teamed up to bring specialty coffee roasters Intelligentsia Coffee to Seminole Heights.

The retail store and bath and body shop share a space at 6500 N Florida Ave., connected in the middle through glass french doors.

"The community had been asking us to add a coffee shop," Hansen said. "Greg had 10 or 12 years of experience with Starbucks in the past, so he knew how to run one."

The business owners started looking at local roasters to continue their support of locally made products.

"There were so many of them already in Seminole Heights and we wanted to be a little different," Hansen said. "So we decided on Intelligentsia Coffee, a small family-owned company that's been roasting for years out of Chicago."

With that, Bungalow Coffee was born in the back section of Urban Bungalow, right at the double french doors of Cleanse Apothecary.

Now, shoppers can browse the garden section and gourmet items such as novelty games and bacon-flavored pickles at Urban Bungalow or body, bath and skincare products at Cleanse Apothecary, then take a break with a cup of joe.

The furniture that decorates the coffee shop — couches, tables, chairs and side tables — is also available for purchase.

"People can sit on the couch for a week, two weeks, a month. If you love it, you can order it," Hansen said.

Floor discounts are also available, but there is a waiting list.

"Bungalow Coffee has a warm synergy," Hansen said. "People are always saying 'I feel like I'm in my living room,' but it's also surrounded by merchandise and offers a great spot to stop on the way home from work to pick up little things like a meal starter or cocktail mixer on your way to a party."

They held a soft opening Sept. 3 and plan to have a block party-style grand opening when the weather starts to cool off.

Bungalow Coffee is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stay up to date on the official grand opening by visiting, urbanbungalowtampa.com and cleanseapothecary.com.

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