Birmingham has a new coffee shop, and it melts my California-hipster-millennial heart.
Enter: Woodlawn Cycle Cafe. Thanks to Birmingham local, Jessica Furniss, I discovered the Woodlawn Cycle Cafe shortly after it had opened. The food is majorly delicious, and the interior design is on point. It’s a quiet place for hanging out or doing work. From what I hear the coffee is also amazing, which doesn’t surprise me because they sell MadCap Coffee.
I really loved the whole vibe of the place. The couple of times I went it seemed like everyone knew each other, which I love in a coffee shop… locally supported and a welcoming environment.
According to AL.com owner, Armand Margjeka, "Cycle Cafe is a concept that very softly revolves around Bicycle culture. It's really a destination point for cyclists, but it does not mean it's only for cyclists." He and part-owner, Kyle Campbell, are leasing the space from REV Birmingham, “an economic development organization that stimulates business growth and improves quality of life in Birmingham, Alabama’s City Center and its Neighborhood Commercial Centers,” (according to its website). Woodlawn Cycle Cafe is located in the Woodlawn area of Birmingham, where the high-school-sports-inspirational movie, Woodlawn, also takes place. Birmingham has seen a resurgence of businesses in the past couple of years and seems to only be growing. It’s exciting to live in Birmingham right now where small and large businesses alike are popping up everywhere.
Woodlawn Cycle Cafe, 5530 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35212. February 12, 2016 | Fuji x100s + iPhone 6