Hugh Acheson, Top Chef judge and Georgia restaurateur, recently announced plans Spiller Park Coffee, his long-rumored Ponce City Market project. A collaboration with Dale Donchey, formerly of Steady Hand Pour House, Method Coffee Bar, and Octane Coffee, the small kiosk will set up shop in the middle of the market's Central Food Hall and serve artisan coffee, espresso, and tea; scratch-made baked goods; and whole-bean coffee ground to order. In a wide-ranging interview with coffee-centric news site Sprudge, Acheson and Donchey share a few more details on the venture:
- Spiller Park is targeting a September 1 opening date.
- The 500-square-foot kiosk will seat 25 to 28 people.
- The food menu will be small — five or six items — with dishes like avocado toast and tartine sandwiches. Spiller Park will also serve a selection of Sublime Doughnuts.
- Coffee selections from George Howell, Phil & Sebastian, and 49th Parallel will be available, as well as tea from Intelligentsia and Kilogram.
Acheson is one of four James Beard Award-winning chefs on board at Ponce City Market, joining Sean Brock (Minero), Linton Hopkins (Hop's Chicken and H&F Burger), and Anne Quatrano (Dub's Fish Camp). A fifth James Beard winner is expected to be announced in the near future.