SNEAK PEEK: Red Bike Coffee Company is opening former Crestwood Coffee location [PHOTOS]

Red Bike Coffee Company’s Tom Bagby, Jon Robles and Danny Winter (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Crestwood is about to get a new coffee shop. 

After months of preparation, Red Bike Coffee Company expects to open soon in the former Crestwood Coffee location at 5512 Crestwood Blvd.

Similar to former Crestwood Coffee

Inside Red Bike Coffee Company (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

“Red Bike Coffee Company is going to be very similar to the old Crestwood Coffee,” Danny Winter, co-owner of Red Bike Coffee’s first branded coffee shop, told Bham Now. 

“It is going to have a comfortable, inclusive environment, with great food, great coffee, all provided by a local roaster Red Bike Coffee.”

Other than fantastic coffee, what else can you expect? Winter made a list for us.

  • Daily specials
  • Soups
  • Quiche 
  • Breakfast and lunch sandwiches 
  • House-made pastries and muffins 

“All the kinds of things you expect in a wonderful neighborhood coffee shop,” he added.

Joining Winter in the new venture are co-owner Jon Robles and General Manager Tom Bagby.

“The beauty of all of this—sitting here beside you is 60-70 years of restaurant and coffee shop experience. We’re not first-timers, said Robles.

Bagby has helped launch some of Birmingham’s most beloved restaurant and bar concepts over the years including Bottletree, Hot Diggity Dogs and Saturn.

Special Wall Dedicated

Wall dedicated for Studio by the Tracks Art (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

One other classy component about the upcoming Red Bike Coffee Company is that they are dedicating two walls to art by artists from Irondale nonprofit  Studio by the Tracks

“This wall belongs to them (Studio by the Tracks),” described Robles.  We are going to attach a QR code to the art. You can scan it, pay for it, take it with you and the money goes directly to them. The art will continue to change as items are purchased, keeping it constantly moving.”

Opening Soon

Inside Red Bike Coffee Company (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Red Bike Coffee Company hopes to open by the end of the month, depending on several inspections by the city and county.

Once opened, they intend to operate Monday through Saturday from 6:30AM to 4:00PM. The hours may change depending on the needs of the community.

“We love Crestwood, the neighborhood and  the coffee shop, ” Winter, who once owned Crestwood Coffee, concluded.  “We didn’t want to see it go away. It was kind of a no-brainer. We had to figure out how we could bring it back.”

And they did.

Are you excited about the Red Bike Coffee Company in Crestwood? Tell what think of the new place on social media by tagging us at @bhamnow

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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