Locally-owned Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. received approval from the Wauwatosa Common Council earlier this month to open a cafe along Harwood Avenue in the Village of Wauwatosa.

The cafe would move into a vacant spot next to Niemann’s Candies and Ice Cream at 7471 Harwood Ave. The common council approved a conditional use request for the coffee shop Sept. 6.

The coffee shop would offer brewed coffee, espresso, tea and other drink options. Food selections would include bagels, soup, quiche and yogurt. A diverse craft beer and wine selection (by the bottle or glass) are also included on the proposed menu, but to sell such products would require a liquor license, approved by the common council.

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co., which also sells wholesale coffee, operates retail cafes in Bay View, Walker’s Point and inside the Milwaukee Public Market.

According to a letter sent to city staff by owners Matthew McClutchy and Lacee Perry, the location next to Niemann’s is strategic.

“We respect the tremendous near 100-year history of Niemann’s Candies and Ice Cream,” the letter said. “Anodyne will complement what they do and add to that tradition by creating a similar, long term business serving its neighbors and visitors to the Village of Tosa.”

An opening date for the new coffee shop has not yet been set.

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