The 'Coffee Breakers' of Utah: Bringing the trading card industry to SLC

Posted at 8:42 PM, Apr 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-23 22:50:06-04

The trading card industry is booming, and Cards and Coffee SLC is bringing the nostalgia to downtown Salt Lake City.

"This is a Utah card shop," said Jimmy Rex, a Cards and Coffee SLC co-owner and real estate expert.

Rex and his co-owners Jared Bringhurst, Kevin Trost, Jesse Christiansen and Emma-Lee Blotter, wanted to bring more than just a card shop to Salt Lake City — they wanted to bring an environment that everyone wanted to be a part of.

"You can walk in, not knowing anything at all, and we will walk you through the process," added Jared Bringhurst, another co-owner of the uniquely designed card shop. "Everybody can come in and find what they want."

The choices range from free cards to packs, vintage and rare cards, and even a $100,000 Kobe Bryant.

From Pokémon to Dragon Ball Z to Donovan Mitchell cards, Bringhurst says if you want it, they'll have it. And if not: "We have connections to source cards. We will be the people to go and find it for you."

Emma-Lee Blotter created an LA-chic interior design, while honoring Utah through the art on the wall by Gregory Stiff.

Cards and Coffee SLC is located directly across from Pioneer Park and open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Whether you're looking to buy, sell, trade, or just feel the nostalgia, Cards and Coffee SLC wants you join "The Coffee Breakers."