Owners of Vert Kitchen Andrew Douglas and Noah Stephens took on a new venture as Overt opened for business this morning. Their new coffee shop is conveniently located next door to Vert, in a tiny space almost narrow enough to touch both sides with extended arms, but just big enough to fit an espresso machine. This will be the third coffee shop to reside at 712 1/2 South Pearl Street — but the first to do any major remodeling. A subway-tile wall makes for a clean, modern backsplash for pulling espresso shots, and white French doors at the entrance really open up the cozy space.
Overt uses beans from Huckleberry Rosters and plans to have a rotating tea list from various Denver tea companies. Stephens says he and Douglas want to keep things local and on the same quality level as Vert, known for its all-organic menu. There is no room for seating in the space, but that was intentional. Stephens was inspired by the European convenience store, saying they are "modern, clean and have good food." Caffeine enthusiasts will also find a grab-and-go selection of food and drinks, including some familiar items from next door.
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For now, coffee will be served starting at 7 a.m. every day and will go into the late afternoon, with an exact closing time to be determined.