If you’ve ever been to The COOP & Coffee House in Derby, you probably loved the selection of local vendors available there. There’s some good news coming to west Wichita with the arrival of Sunflour Cafe & Collective this summer.
Owners Nicole Mullen and Whitney Feltrop have announced they are teaming together to open a new vendor market at 6120 W Central. It’s a concept stemming from The COOP & Coffee House which has a greater focus on sustainability, offering more healthy and inclusive menu options, a gathering space for the community to dine in, and a wider array of products from Kansas-based artists, makers, farmers, and entrepreneurs.
Whitney Feltrop is the Co-owner of the Coffee House at the COOP and is Operations Manager of the COOP in Derby which is a cooperative bakery and coffee shop featuring goods from local bakers and has an array of other Kansas-made products. Nicole Mullen is the owner of CM Goodies which is a vegan and gluten free bakery, and is creator and host of ICT Veg Fest and Vendor Blender pop up markets.
Sunflour Cafe & Collective’s mission is to inspire the community to shop and eat more consciously while empowering local makers through our platform and camaraderie.
Sunflour Cafe & Collective promises not fall short on flavors; the inclusive menu features espresso from Local Roasters, organic tea, boba, smoothies, and kombucha on tap from Apollo Fermentations. The made-to-order vegetarian menu offers vegan and gluten free substitutes for all items and features ingredients sourced locally. The collective market space showcases a variety of local, small business owners and entrepreneurs. The walls will be adorned with works from local artists and plants from local gardeners that are available for purchase. Similar vendors found at The COOP will also be at Sunflour Cafe such as Leah’s Bakery, EXTRAordinary Cheesecakes, and Belle and Buddy’s, with more on the way.
While The COOP is more focused on baked goods, this new location will have food along with more locally made non-food items like art, clothing, jewelry, home decor, etc. There will also be in-house prepared food options that are vegetarian and more space for dine in.
The new market will offer its guests an inviting space to gather, shop, sip, dine, relax, work, and study.
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