There’s a little block between 2nd east and state street in downtown Salt Lake that has a lot going on. Once home to Plum Alley, the Chinatown” of SLC, Edison Street can’t stop being cool.
For the past few years, on weekend nights in downtown Salt lake, sweet young hipster-like music-lover kids are smoking cigarettes and talking to friends outside of Diabolical Records while music pours into the alley. There’s a big wall covered in graffiti that feels like a back for the cool kids and if you cut through the parking lot on the west side, you’ll be at Ken Sander’s Rare Book in a jiff. But now theres another reason to visit this little street in Salt Lake City, Campos Coffee Roastery & Kitchen!
Photocredit: Eric Seo
Campos Coffee is an ethically and sustainably sourced coffee roaster that started, in of all places- Australia. They opened their its first U.S. store in Park City and quickly discovered Salt Lake City’s growing interest in high-quality coffee and local food thought downtown SLC would be a good fit for a second U.S.cafe and roastery.
Campos has Aussie inspired menu items, like the Vegemite braised short rib meat pie and “dippy eggs with toast soldiers” (on the kids menu). YAY. And even thought they more traditional coffee shop menu items like avocado toast, they make it more interesting with a dukkah spice blend, feta cheese and micro greens. If you’re a meat eater, the CORNED BEEF HASH with beets, fried egg aioli and poached eggs will make your mouth water. The coffee roasted carrots with goat cheese and mint are great and they also have vegan options, like a buddha bowl with quinoa, chickpeas, greens and tofu and always healthy and refreshing, acai bowls.
The open floor plan and modern feel is clean and pleasant for a quick lunch or, as we say upon our last visit, a good place to plug in your computer and get some work done at one of long community tables while servers bring you refill and refill of fresh, roasted on the spot, sustainably sourced COFFEE.
The brand vision of Campos is ‘Quality Coffee Cultivated by Good’ and they certainly seem to live up to this statement. They not only source their beans directly from the growers but work in those communities to bring better edication and resources to the people growing their beans. We’re happy to have a new place in downtown Salt Lake to drink coffee, socialize and eat great food that puts community building and smart but sustainable business practices first.
Next time you’re in downtown SLC, -in to Campos! Open 7 Days a week!
Campos Coffee Roastery & Kitchen228 S Edison St.Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Hours: 7 Days a week 7AM-5PM
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Feature photo credit: Eric Spreo, https://camposcoffee.com/finder/