Jamie Fahey, the owner of the 12-year-old Atlanta Cupcake Factory, is launching The Poncey Highland in December.
The European-style coffee shop and cafe will open in space most recently occupied by Tierras Alto (which replaced Cafe Highlands and Cafe 640 before that.)
The 2,000-square-foot concept will be open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily serving Counter Culture Coffee and will become the new home of Atlanta Cupcake Factory’s retail business.
The cupcake shop’s existing storefront, at 624 North Highland Avenue NE, is no longer open for business.
“This whole thing kinda dropped in my lap and has been growing organically,” Fahey Monday told What Now Atlanta in a telephone interview.
Fahey’s landlord has been trying to get the restaurateur to open a coffee house in the space for over a year.
“At first, I said ‘no’ but eventually he talked me into going forward with it.”
The original use of the space was a coffee house, she said.
The Poncey Highland’s menu will focus on a “toast program” and “waffle program.”
On the toast, think one of three choices of bread, toasted, and topped with avocado, almond, and feta, among a large variety of other “flavor profile” options. For the waffles, try the minted-maple-mascarpone.
There will also be three salads, a few soups, and sandwiches, as well as a whole host of baked goods including Emerald City Bagels.
You might notice the signage in the space also bears the name “PH Coffee House.”
That’s not just for short.
Fahey eventually will run two concepts out of the Poncey-Highland space: PH Coffee House by day and The Poncey Highland by night.
“Once I get my legs under me, we’re going to move into being open at night as well with a different nighttime concept.”