After hearing great things from my coffee-snob friends (including my husband), I ventured over to the newest coffee shop in Salt Lake, The Rose Establishment. Coffee connoisseurs will agree that Salt Lake has less than a handful of places to get a great cup, if you are not looking for the sweet stuff. And besides a really outstanding cup of coffee this cafe has a great location, right by the Gateway Mall in the old Big City Soup building, plus lots of comfortable seating if you’re looking to stay a while.
The Rose Establishment is for those really looking for quality, no-frills-just-good coffee. You might need to learn a few new coffee terms before entering this cafe, like ‘pour over’ (I had to ask the very gracious owner what it was). But don’t worry too much if you are just entering the coffee scene, the folks at the Rose are very friendly and helpful if you are unsure of what to order.
These little melitas are used to make individual pour-over coffees.
I went for it, and tried the pour over. Very enjoyable. You could definitely taste the flavors of the coffee instead of tasting what you’ve added to mask the actual coffee flavors. They serve Four Barrel Coffee, which is roasted in San Francisco and well known around the West Coast.
I also spotted several sweet treats that looked worth coming back to try, like their sweet potato muffin, or scone selection. They also have Vegan treats.
I’m loving all of the new establishments coming in to Salt Lake and providing our city with better food, coffee, and just enhancing our culture. Thank you Rose Establishment!
235 South 400 West
Mon – Thurs: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm