Revelator Coffee Company opens Tuesday in Warehouse District


Revelator Coffee Company opened Tuesday in the Warehouse District. - COURTESY REVELATOR COFFEE COMPANY
  • Revelator Coffee Company opened Tuesday in the Warehouse District.

Revelator Coffee Company (637 Tchoupitoulas St.), a new cafe selling specialty coffee drinks and light breakfast and lunch fare, opens Tuesday in the Warehouse District. It is offering free cold brew coffee to customers on opening day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The tiny shop is the third cafe from co-founders Liz Pogue, Emma Chevalier and Josh Owen. 

The idea for the company was born in New Orleans, when Chevalier and Pogue were both living in the area and decided to go into business together. Last year, they opened their flagship store and roasting plant in Birmingham, Alabama, and a coffee shop in Chattanooga, Tennessee, quickly followed. Locations in Atlanta, Nashville, Tennessee, and Charleston, South Carolina, are slated to open this year, the owners say.

“There’s just so much vibrancy in this area, and a lot of economic revitalization,” Chevalier says. “We’re very inspired with every city that we go to, and each city tends to tell its own story. We’re really trying to establish a regional footprint which is why we chose the hub in Birmingham, because it's very central.”  

The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch and will feature a rotating selection of specialty coffees including pour-overs and iced drinks, a selection of pastries and baked goods from Gracious Bakery and fresh juices and light fare from City Greens. The modern space features exposed brick walls, a long white bar with several seats and a couple small banquettes.  

The beans used at Revelator are sourced from a variety of producers and are selected based on their seasonality before getting roasted at their Birmingham roasting plant. 

“We’re really approaching coffee from a culinary perspective and trying to make coffee part of the culinary tradition,” Chevalier says.

The cafe's regular hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

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