Revelator Coffee Company (637 Tchoupitoulas St.; www.revelatorcoffee.com), a new cafe selling specialty coffee drinks and light breakfast and lunch fare, opened June 30 in the Warehouse District. The modern space features exposed brick walls and a long white bar with several seats and a couple small banquettes.
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.
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 beans used at Revelator are sourced from a variety of producers and are selected based on their seasonality before getting roasted at the company's 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.