Plant shop the Victorian Atlanta and Bellwood Coffee are partnering to open a combined location together on Glenwood Avenue in East Atlanta Village. Victorian Atlanta x Bellwood Coffee opens in May inside a 100-year-old home currently under renovation near the Flatiron Bar.
Situated in the middle of the shop, Bellwood Bar will offer coffee and coffee drinks along with grab-and-go pastries and breakfast sandwiches. Seating inside includes nine seats at the bar and a few seats scattered throughout the shop with an additional five to six seats outside. The Victorian encompasses most of the Glenwood Avenue space, which will also feature a cactus room with floor-to-ceiling windows.
“We designed and brought in many uses of wood, built by local craftsmen; natural elements and earthy textures which are important in a plant shop to bring nature in, but still give folks the feeling they want to grab a coffee and stay a minute,” designer Alison Michaels-Fandel says.
Brothers Joel and Charles Norman founded Bellwood Coffee with their friends Tommy Keough and Ben Shaum as a coffee cart in 2018, opening inside the now closed Jim Adams Farms and Table on Bolton Road. Joel Norman tells Eater they plan to retain the Bolton Road location and should begin renovations on that space soon.
Cary Smith and Libby Hockenberry, who met while attending Georgia State University, first opened the Victorian four years ago inside marketplace Citizen Supply at Ponce City Market. The couple moved the shop to an independent space last July between J.Crew and West Elm facing Glen Iris Drive at the market.
“We’ve become good friends with Libby and Cary over the last couple of years. Cary was working on a film set on the Westside when we had just popped up our coffee cart inside Jim Adams Farm and Table,” Norman says of the joint venture with the Victorian. “We joke about how he and his crew single-handedly kept us in business, coming in for oat milk lattes everyday for months while on set. I can’t remember which of us threw out the idea, but someone said ‘we should do a shop together,’ and none of us could get it out of our heads.”
Bellwood Coffee, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Victorian Atlanta, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1336 Glenwood Avenue, Atlanta. Masks required.