NEW: Honest Coffee Roasters coming to The Pizitz Food Hall

Honest Coffee
A look at Honest Coffee Roasters in Huntsville. (Jacob Blankenship / The Bama Buzz)

Big news for coffee lovers (and anyone excited about new businesses coming to Birmingham)—The Pizitz Food Hall will soon have a new tenant. Honest Coffee Roasters, a coffee roaster with locations in Huntsville and Nashville, is coming in 2023. Keep reading for the scoop.

The Pizitz Food Hall’s newest tenant ☕

Honest Coffee
As Bham Now’s resident (self-proclaimed) coffee expert, I can confirm that this is delish coffee. (Cecilia Wood)

Thanks to a talented group of local restauranteurs, Honest Coffee Roasters is coming to The Pizitz Food Hall. Experienced restauranteurs Jesus “Chuy” Mendez, Diego Guzman Lopez, Vinh Tran and Christy Wimberly are partnering to open the shop in 2023.

You may already know Jesus “Chuy” Mendez, Diego Guzman Lopez and Vinh Tran for their fantastic local restaurants—The Louis Bar, Unos Tacos and Ono Poké. Clearly, they know a thing or two about good food and drink in Birmingham. Wimberly is Honest Roaster’s Huntsville-based partner who opened The Rocket City’s location five years ago.

“We know the ins and outs of running a business at The Pizitz, and we believe coffee is the perfect addition. We want Honest Coffee Birmingham to have community as its cornerstone—a place where guests can mingle, relax, and enjoy a much-needed coffee.”

Diego Guzman Lopez, day-to-day operations manager, Honest Coffee Roasters – Birmingham

Honest Coffee Roasters is a popular coffee shop with locations in Franklin, Nashville and Huntsville. The new location joins a list of amazing Birmingham coffee shops—who ever said Birmingham doesn’t have a great coffee scene?!

“Birmingham is a vibrant city with exceptional culinary and entrepreneurial talent. When Jesus “Chuy”, Diego, and Vinh approached the brand about opening a location at The Pizitz Food Hall, we knew it was a great fit. They understood the mission behind Honest and made the new location a reality.”

Haley Clemons, Honest Coffee Roasters

What to expect from Honest Coffee Roasters 👇

Honest Coffee Roasters – Birmingham will be independently owned and operated, so the Birmingham owners can bring their unique vibe to the shop.

You can expect:

  • A full menu of coffee, espresso beverages + tea
  • Popular acai bowls with acai sorbet, granola, fresh fruit + toppings

“Our goal for Honest Coffee Roasters – Birmingham is to bring yet another place to Birmingham where everyone feels welcome and where they can indulge in high-quality coffee and food. It’s exciting for us to expand our Alabama footprint and create a new community. We want to be a spot where people can gather, mingle, relax, and recharge with what we believe is an excellent cup of coffee.”

Haley Clemons, Honest Coffee Roasters

BONUS: Honest isn’t just expanding to Birmingham. The shop is making its way to Madison this year.

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