BRASH Kitchen, a new to Atlanta all-day neighborhood cafe, is opening at The Works, Selig Development, the real estate firm behind the new Upper Westside development, Monday announced.
BRASH Kitchen is set to open in early 2022 as a collaboration between Chris McLeod, founder of BRASH Coffee Roasters, and Julia Kesler Imerman, chef and owner of Stop Think Chew holistic meal prep and catering company.
“In cities around the world, cafe culture plays a huge role in creating a sense of community,” McLeod said in the announcement. “BRASH Kitchen will introduce that international cafe and coffee culture here in Atlanta, and The Works is the perfect place to launch this new venture where we will serve simple delicious coffee, sourced direct from farmers ‘round the world”
Occupying 1,530 square feet in the Makers Building, BRASH Kitchen is inspired by the duo’s international backgrounds. BRASH Kitchen will offer table-side service and take-out options, with dishes honoring Kesler Imerman’s Jewish and South African roots and inspiration from McLeod’s Australian background. Guests will be able to enjoy BRASH’s single-origin coffee, farmer-forward breakfast, lunch, handcrafted cocktails, and natural wines.
“The menu draws inspiration from our cultural backgrounds, favorite travel destinations, and the best all-day cafes of New York City, Australia, South Africa, and Israel,” Kesler Imerman said. “Our food and beverage program will be an inspiring mix of whole-foods and unapologetic flavors. This can include a vegan grain bowl with farm veggies, shakshuka eggs with sourdough, or a chicken schnitzel sandwich with fresh-cut fries.”
BRASH Kitchen is the latest tenant to join the first phase at The Works as tenants continue to open on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Chattahoochee Food Works, a 31-stall food hall from Robert Montwaid and Chef Andrew Zimmern, celebrated its soft opening on April 15 with Fox Bros Bar-B-Q’s debuting its second location early this summer. American Axes and Teint Salon are also scheduled for summer openings.
Currently, open retail tenants at the destination include, Dr. Scofflaw’s, Ballard Designs, Adelina Social Goods, BOBO Intriguing Objects, Basik Spaces, Stellar Bodies, and Les Mains Nail Bar. The first phase also comprises The Camp, an actively programmed, one-acre signature park, and the Spur, a 970-foot linear park.