New pastry shop/coffee bar coming to the Downtown core

There’s an article in this week’s Memphis Business Journal about Blues City Pastry, a new pastry shop and coffee bar that will open by May. It will be at the corner of Main and Peabody Place, in the old Viking Culinary location.

According to the article, it will have 52 seats inside and cafe seating outside. It will serve espressos, lattes and cappuccinos, and the owner is working with a coffee importer to produce an exclusive blend. They will have a pastry chef with 15 years experience, and the bakery will produce pastries, wedding cakes, danishes and muffins.

The article says they’ll have Wi-Fi access. Awesome – that means I’ll be laptopping there all the time. They’ll be playing blues music and displaying the works of local artists.

This is great news for Downtown – we haven’t had a good, locally owned coffee shop in the Downtown core since Empire closed a couple of years ago. Looking forward to its opening, and I have a feeling a lot of my future blog posts will be created there.