Urban Cannibals EAV Is Closed For Good

Neighboring We Suki Suki is taking over the space.

Neighboring We Suki Suki is taking over the space.

Chef Calavino Donati and artist Doria Roberts, the team behind Urban Cannibals, have decided to shuttered the East Atlanta Village (EAV) bodega as they turn their focus to opening three Midtown concepts, according to a press release Thursday.

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Their neighbor, Q Trinh of We Suki Suki, will expand into the existing Urban Cannibals space.

“Q approached us about expanding when she heard we were closed indefinitely to concentrate on our new spaces. After getting over the emotional aspect of the decision, we decided it was a good thing and were able to find a solution that was mutually beneficial for everyone,” Donati said in the announcement.

“We’re growing and we were in a position to facilitate the same opportunity to a longtime neighbor that also needed to grow. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect.”

Under the restaurant group We Serve People, Donati and Roberts will open a new Urban Cannibals Midtown, Madre + Mason, located in Ansley Park and Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor + Apothecary, in Virginia-Highland.

While the new Midtown location (in the former home of Cuban restaurant Las Palmeras) will still retain its focus on local food, community and food advocacy, it will have a larger, dedicated bodega on one side and a dining room and patio that will serve breakfast, brunch, a sandwich lunch menu, and dinner.

All three concepts from We Serve People are set to open in late summer of 2015:

The Urban Cannibals original flagship store, located in East Atlanta Village, opened in 2009 with a George Foreman Grill and two hot pots. The original spot was a seven table lunch and brunch only bodega and deli is known for being a “local food depot” that sells serves and supports more than thirty other small, local businesses on its shelves and in its kitchen. The new location, serving as the full service version of their beloved flagship store, will also feature a bodega with a focus on local product, and a larger dining room, serving brunch, lunch and dinner. The Midtown location will soon be the one and only Urban Cannibals in Atlanta with the closure of the East Atlanta store. Urban Cannibals Midtown will be located at 368 5th Street, Atlanta, GA 30308.

Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor + Apothecary will be located in Atlanta historic neighborhood Virginia Highland and is set to open summer 2015. Tipple will be a full service tea shop offering over 100 kinds of brewed teas, bulk teas and spices, caffeinated coffee alternatives, morning pastries, desserts, light fare, High Tea, tastings and monthly tea pourings. The apothecary will house vintage mercantile, Tipple + Rose’s handmade salts, Tipple + Rose’s handmade natural body products, local bitters, simple syrups and kombucha as well as offer workshops and events focusing on homeopathic health and healing. Tipple will feature a High Tea, monthly ceremonies, workshops and events focusing on natural healing. Tipple + Rose will be located at 806 N. Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306.

Madre + Mason will be a full service restaurant located in the Midtown/Ansley neighborhood of Atlanta with direct access to the Beltline’s Eastern Interim Hiking Trail near Piedmont Park. Chef Donati’s Southern Latin meat-and-three favorites will be served for brunch and dinner accompanied with an extensive tequila and wine beverage list. Madre + Mason’s adjacent lounge will double as an event portal for private supper clubs, film screenings and social meet-ups for local organizations. Madre + Mason will be located at 56o Dutch Valley Road, Atlanta, GA 30324.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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5 years ago

“Virginia Highland”. There’s no ‘s’.

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