Dining With Denise Neil

West-side Wichita coffee shop now moonlighting as a bar

The west side’s coolest coffee shop just got even cooler.

Verita Coffee Bar, the stylish shop that Jon Jones and his wife, Ivy, opened at 9414 W. Central in March, has just added adult beverages to its list of offerings. As of last weekend, it has extended its weekend hours.

Jones, whose coffee shop has earned a reputation for its root beer lattes and sleek interior, now is serving 15 different craft beers and several “craft cocktails” as well. The craft beer list, Jones said, includes several Free State beers as well as selections from Evil Twin Brewing and North Coast Brewing Company.

The cocktail includes vodka tonic and a cold brew cocktail, made with cold brew, single state vodka, Kahlua and cream. Jones said he’ll continue to add more.

Verita's new hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. It’s closed on Sundays.

For more information, visit http://veritacoffee.com/.