Eat, Shop, and Drink Coffee at The Edge Alley

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 28th 2017 8822 0

The Edge Alley is officially open. I stopped by the coffee shop/cafe/workspace/shopping spot in The Edge District last weekend for a look around and some java.

The Edge District is the area around the intersection of Marshall and Monroe (near Sun Studio) on the, well, edge of Downtown.

The “Alley” isn’t a literal alley. It’s just a space in the building next door to High Cotton Brewing, and essentially it’s a room with smaller rooms all around it.

There’s a cafe with coffee and food, four shops, and a big community table in the middle.

There’s free wifi and restrooms.

They also have a little banquette (below) and barstools by the windows (above) for additional seating.

The cafe part serves coffee and cafe-style food, including biscuit sandwiches. Check out the menus here and here. (I’ll get better pics of the menu ASAP.)

I tried the Caramel & Thyme Latte (left) and the Iced Thai Coffee.

The tiny glasses seem typical of froufy, high-quality coffee drinks these days, and I was thirsty from being outside for 14 seconds, so I had to be careful not to gulp mine down in two sips.

However: do not be fooled; there was plenty enough flavor and caffeine in these. Will order again.

Here is some food my friend Allie ate and said was really good. I have a hot date with a biscuit sandwich early next week, so I’ll report back.

Living that good salad life

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They also have local shopping inside this lovely place. Here are the shops (click on the links for more info and images):

My Heavenly Creations
Bath and body products. You might remember them from Broad Avenue.

Paulette’s Closet
Vintage ladies’ clothes, shoes, and accessories.

Hope Wilkinson Designs Shop
Home decor and interior design.

901 Shop
All that good Memphis stuff: t-shirts, art, pillows, mugs, and more.

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Retail hours:
Wednesday – Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Coffee/food/community hours:
Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There is plenty of parking on the street or across the street in the lot next to the building formerly known as Kudzu’s. If you’re going to visit Sun Studio, this is a great spot to stop in for coffee or food after your tour.

Go there:

The Edge Alley
600 Monroe Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Photo at the top of this page via @edge_alley.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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