Chef Zack Maddox and barista Khalil Davis are launching the cafe, titled (and punctuated as) Coffee, Lunch. in the 10th Avenue building that formerly housed Fiddlecakes Bakery.
Maddox, whose resume includes The Bound’ry and who recently did a cameo appearance working with Hal Holden-Bache at the newly opened Lockeland Table, is putting together a seasonal menu of light breakfast items and creative lunchtime sandwiches on house-baked bread (with many ingredients prepared sous vide), along with tempting desserts and pastries. The team includes sous chef Brittany Kane and pastry chef Audra Dykes.
Davis handles the coffee side. He’s a longtime coffee master, a veteran of Fido and Hot & Cold who’s also spent time out west. He’s selected a unique supplier for his beans: Sunergos Coffee, a highly regarded micro-roaster out of Louisville, Ky., that also has a couple coffeehouses there.
Maddox, meanwhile, said he also wants to offer a sizable selection of packaged food items. “I want people to be able to beat the parking meter,” he said, laughing. “You get 10 minutes for a quarter. My goal is for you be able to get in and out in 10 minutes.”
The team also expects to attract foot traffic from the upcoming Music City Center, just a couple blocks away.
Coffee, Lunch, located at 300A 10th Ave. S., is expected to open Sept. 4. The hours will be 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. For updates follow @coffeelunchnash on Twitter or coffeelunchnashville on Facebook.
A version of this story appeared in the Food Biz column in today's issue of The City Paper and online in the Nashville Post.