Those that lamented the shutter of coffeehouse and cafe Coffee, Lunch last summer have reason to get excited, as Slow Hand Coffee is taking their roving coffee and pastry food truck brick-and-mortar in the vacant space.
Located at 300 10th Avenue South across from Cummins Station, partner and Slow Hand Coffee founder Nick Guidry, along with partner/pastry chef Audra Dykes (who is having a homecoming of sorts, as she was the original pastry chef at Coffee, Lunch), plan to offer a wide range of pastries, a large majority of which Guidry says will be unique to their cafe. Savory menu items will consist of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, soups and salads. Guidry says that while they will have "classic offerings," they plan "to push the boundaries a little bit and offer things that you cannot get in the neighborhood currently." Cold grab-and-go items will also be available.
Regarding the beverage program, Guidry says that he will continue what he has done with Slow Hand, offering a "well-crafted but approachable coffee program...at reasonable prices."
Their retail shelves will have a small rotating selection of house-made breads, with future food items a possibility. Catering services will also be available for any of their pastry and savory menu items.
The space itself will seat 15 to 20 and will offer Wi-Fi. They also plan to dedicate one wall for various local artists to be able to display and sell their works.
Currently, planned hours are 6:30 or 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, with Guidry saying that they will let the neighborhood's traffic determine if the hours should be expanded.