our first location: east lake

The concept of East 59 was introduced during a weeklong pop-up shop as part of the October 2013 REVIVE Birmingham event, sponsored by REV Birmingham. During an extensive renovation of two formerly vacant shop spaces, the “Welcome to EAST LAKE” mural was designed and painted on the exterior of the building by East 59 staff. This led to the creation of a courtyard in the space adjacent to the mural, by a group that included REV Birmingham, East Lake Initiative, local churches, and neighborhood volunteers.

 

Our establishment was opened in March 2015 by the Tolbert, Glenn and Bates families, seeking to establish a community-focused café and retail space in the East Lake community’s commercial district. The early success of this location lead to the opening of an additional café location at the Hoover Public Library in January 2017.

Our families were sad to close the East Lake location in 2018 as we chose to not renew our lease under poor building conditions.

During the 4 years of operations in East Lake, the Café served hand-crafted coffee and espresso drinks as well as breakfast, sandwiches, and salads to over 65,000 customers. The shop has also served as a venue for many parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, corporate gatherings, and weddings. Our greatest accomplishment was fostering the meaningful relationships with our team and with our community members.

It was our great privilege to serve the community of East Birmingham and we appreciate each and every customer that gave us an opportunity to serve. You all embraced us with open arms and we will always cherish the relationships and memories we’ve created together. For this and so much more, we thank you.

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Gotta beat the heat and get that homemad

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Back by popular demand at the East Lake

Back by popular demand at the East Lake

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Meet Meghan_ Meghan is a barista at both

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Got my afternoon iced coffee & chocolate

Got my afternoon iced coffee & chocolate

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East 59 Cafe at Lee Branch

701 Doug Baker Blvd. Suite 103

Birmingham, AL 35242

205.573.6103

East 59 Cafe in the Hoover Library

OPEN WITH COVID LIMITATIONS

200 Municipal Drive

Hoover, AL, USA 35216

205.518.6264

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