Get Your Bluff City Coffee In Cooper Young
Update: Bluff City Coffee is now open in Cooper Young, as well as their original South Main downtown location.
Last week, Bluff City Coffee put up a banner announcing that they’re coming to Cooper Young in the former Bank of America right at Cooper and Young.
Bluff City Coffee has been a South Main staple for a decade, offering coffee drinks (all espresso-based), pastries, and a place for folks to meet and work. I talked with owner David Adams about his plans for the new midtown Memphis coffee shop expansion.
They hope to open in late August of this year. The new location will be quite small inside, smaller than the current location.
The main event will be the large patio, which will be partially covered under what was once the drive-through. (You know how midtowners love their patios.) Bluff City will have sandwiches for breakfast and lunch, quiches, everything they do downtown plus more.
“We’ve had ten years downtown, and we want to take what we’ve learned and apply it to Cooper Young,” David told me. “They’re both walkable neighborhoods with plenty of overlaps in customers.” He also says that Bluff City Coffee is excited to be in Cooper Young, because “there’s really no neighborhood like it in town.”
There are a couple of coffee shops in the area (Java Cabana, Tart, Muddy’s, Otherlands) but as a resident of the neighborhood, I can say I’m 100 percent sure we can support another one. They all have their unique feel and different hours.
I’ll update this once Bluff City Coffee CY opens.