NEW: Santos Coffee opens in Gardendale on July 28

Santos in Gardendale (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Gardendale is getting a specialty coffee shop!

Santos Coffee is opening its 6th location at the former Wendy’s site at Hwy. 31 on Friday, July 28th.

The local Gardendale Chamber of Commerce is excited to see Santos lift-off on Friday.

Preview from the Chamber

Heather Lebischak, the Chamber’s Director, provided Bham Now a preview.

“We are so excited that Santos chose Gardendale to open their next location.  I was fielding calls just today with people asking if they are open yet.  I stopped by earlier today to leave a welcome bag for them and the place looks amazing. 

Very cozy atmosphere with lots of live plants and comfy seating where you could spend hours with a group of friends, get some work done remotely, or just grab something on the go.  Menu of items looks equally amazing with lots of great, healthy options and wonderful prices as well.  We are very excited to welcome them to our community and look forward to their opening.”

Drive thru & Tesla Supercharger

If you are on the go – there will be a drive-thru available.  On the outside, when the weather gets a little cooler there is a nice patio for customers to sit back and enjoy some fresh air.

They will also have Maya Pops available.

And of course, Santos serves their own Guatemalan-grown and Birmingham- roasted coffee.

One last amenity— the coffee shop has a row of Tesla Superchargers on its property.  Now that’s got to be a first.

“We are working hard to bring Gardendale the best!” Jose Arizpe, Santos Assistant Operations Manager told Bham Now.

Hours & Social

According to Arizpe, the coffee shop’s hours are tentatively:

  • Monday — 6:30Am to 6:00PM
  • Saturday— 7:30AM to 6:00PM
  • Sunday—7:30AM to 5:00AM

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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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