4 new businesses you’ll be running to try—including a new Homewood coffee shop


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We have heart eyes for Daily Edition—now open in West Homewood. (Nathan Watson + Ben Johnson / Bham Now

We’re back and more caffeinated than ever with four new businesses that Birmingham can’t miss including a brand-new Homewood coffee shop, Daily Edition. Ready to see why you need to check these out? Let’s go.

1. Half Shell Oyster House | Pelham

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Order of oysters, anyone? (Half Shell Oyster House Birmingham / Facebook)

Oyster fans, rejoice! Half Shell Oyster house is slated to open in May at Campus 124 in Pelham. We announced the news last July, so we’re excited to see the final product. Some of their top menu items include the oysters (duh), shrimp and grits and crab cakes. Never fear if you’re not a seafood fan—there are more choices than just seafood.

The fifth location of Half Shell Oyster House is destined to become a crowd favorite in Pelham with the whole development booming with new businesses. We’ll be the first to give it a try.

2. Daily Edition | Homewood

Daily Edition
Not only do they serve coffee and pastries at Daily Edition, but the magazine selection is superb. (Ben Johnson / Bham Now)

From the minds of Buka (and also located right next door) comes Daily Edition. This Homewood coffee shop serves up top-notch espresso beverages made in house and delectable pastries from Last Call Baking. There’s no better combination than a cappuccino and a slice of olive oil cake—trust us.

In addition, fashion magazines line the walls of this aesthetically pleasing shop. Feel free to check them out while waiting for a coffee or strike up a conversation with the team—everyone is so friendly.

3. Santos Coffee + Bar | Uptown

Ever wanted to grab something a little stronger from Santos? Now, you can! (Santos Coffee / Instagram)

While this location has been open to serve coffee, the Santos team is welcoming something exciting to their space—a bar! Meet Santos Coffee + Bar—a spot designed to go from day ’till night. Whether you’re remote working during the day or celebrating happy hour at night, Santos has a drink for you.

They’ll be serving drinks from 5-10PM on Wednesday and Thursday and 5-11PM on Friday and Saturday. Be sure to swing by and support this weekend when you’re wondering what new spot to try.

4. iTrip Vacations | Birmingham

This new short-term rental franchise is great for Birmingham’s guests. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Ever wanted to book a short-term rental with someone who truly knows the area? Meet iTrip—a nationwide brand focusing on connecting visitors to the perfect short-term rental for them.

Take it from Ben Hedden, Birmingham local and realtor, and Karthik Pradeep, a veteran to the short-term rental space. Opening the Birmingham franchise, they both are passionate about the cause and want to help real estate investors and second homeowners secure and set up properties while providing easy access to out-of-town guests. Know someone looking? Check out their website for more details.

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