March 25, 2020

An update, a local coffee recommendation, & our go-to brew method with kids at home during quarantine...

April 6, 2018

Brewing coffee at home starts with a basic concept: buy good coffee and keep it good with proper storing!

To understand how to store your coffee beans, you want to decrease the amount oxygen allowed to reach the beans, consistent temperature, and avoid exposure to light...

March 17, 2018

They said it wasn’t a good idea. 

“That’s a bad part of town.” 

“No one will go there.”

“It’s a nice idea, but why are you opening a shop in that neighborhood?”

The short answer is: this is where we live. This is the neighborhood we care about.

But it hasn’t been easy.

We ha...

January 27, 2018

We are excited to be offering Saturday coffee classes again - and this time, there's more options! Classes will meet in our East Lake shop on the 2nd Saturday of each month and at our Hoover Library location on the 1st Saturday of each month. We hope to see you there!


January 7, 2018

While we hope that we’re known for our delicious food and quality coffee, at East 59 we have a broader vision for our cafes. We aim to be your favorite local spot and, simply put, valuing our community matters to us.

A place to gather

When we first started real...

November 28, 2017

It’s Giving Tuesday, and we want to highlight some ways that you can give back to the community! Because our founding café is in East Lake (which gives us our name, East 59), we’ve rounded up several of our favorite nonprofits that serve the East Lake area. If you’re l...

May 11, 2017

So we've kind of got some big news. And it's oh so good.

While we have LOVED our coffee provider & built a great relationship with them over the past couple of years, we were so pleased to hear that one of Birmingham's local coffee roasters was launching into wholesale....

April 21, 2017

"Happy birthday, Earth!"

You can reduce waste & promote earth-friendliness by doing just a few simple things when you visit your favorite café. Here are some tips, Earthlings:

1. Sit down & drink your beverage in a real mug. You may even find that taking the ti...

December 8, 2014

We have had so many people stop by as we have been painting the new East Lake mural on 1st Avenue North.

And everyone has lots of questions.

So here are some of the most frequently asked questions...

What is going on around here?

Well... A lot. East Lake has been experienc...

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East 59 Cafe at Lee Branch

701 Doug Baker Blvd. Suite 103

Birmingham, AL 35242


East 59 Cafe in the Hoover Library


200 Municipal Drive

Hoover, AL, USA 35216


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