East Pole Coffee Co. will open to the public at Buckhead’s Armour Yards development on Monday, September 11. It’s the first brick-and-mortar cafe for East Pole, which has previously operated as a wholesale business.
The 2,000-square-foot space will serve as East Pole’s headquarters and house the company’s roastery along with a coffee bar. When the project was announced in September 2016, co-owner Jules Tompkins said the vibe would be similar to that found at a restaurant with an open kitchen: "The idea is to center the whole experience of the cafe on our roasting production, which will be visible to patrons.”
East Pole sources single-origin, green coffee from importers who are committed to sustainable agriculture, according to an announcement from the company. The cafe will serve a rotating list of approximately six coffees along with one year-round blend called “Traffic,” an obvious nod to the city East Pole calls home. There will be a small food menu that includes breakfast burritos from Yumbii and local pastries. Tastings and other coffee education classes will be available for wholesale clients during hours when the cafe is closed.
East Pole’s cafe will operate Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.