Slow Hand Coffee + Bakeshop owners Nick and Audra Guidry have announced that the popular cafe will open Thursday, October 18 in their new East Nashville location, at 1012 Gallatin Ave. The new spot calls its new neighbors the newly opened island lounge Pearl Diver, and the couple’s forthcoming Pelican & Pig.
The former Slow Hand location opened on 10th Ave. S. in the summer of 2015, taking the popular coffee and food truck brick-and-mortar, but the owners were forced to look for a new home when the downtown building was listed for sale last year, then Slow Hand closed in late July to prepare for the move.
Menu teases seen on recent Slow Hand Instagram posts — hint that visitors can look forward to biscuit sandwiches and a fall toast menu, including one topped with wood-roasted mushrooms, whipped pepper-ricotta, and sage, with the option of adding an egg on top. Another photo shows a butternut squash “hash” tossed with house-made chicken sausage and crispy Brussels leaves. Expect more of pastry chef Audra’s sweet creations, and daily-baked loaves of warm sourdough and other savory bites.
The full menu hasn’t posted yet, but owners say they’ll begin with a few items and roll out additional offerings in the upcoming weeks, as staff gets acclimated to the space during their “soft” opening phase.
There’ll be cold brew and nitro on tap, plus wine and cocktails once permits are finalized.
The husband/wife duo says sister restaurant Pelican + Pig — the first full-service restaurant for the Guidrys — is just a few weeks away from opening, pending paperwork.
Slow Hand Coffee + Bakeshop’s hours will be 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.