Spike Gjerde and the Woodberry Kitchen team have released some more information about its forthcoming Artifact Coffee project, which they plan to have open in June.
Allie Caran, the head barista at Woodberry Kitchen, and Gjerde's partner on the project, will be general manager general manager for the cafe, which will serve seasonal, direct trade coffee, manually brewed to order. The cafe will run with a single-page menu, divided up into morning kitchen (pastries), day kitchen (soups, salads and sandwiches) and night kitchen (single-plate meals like pastas, braised meats and stews, priced under $15).
Artifact Coffee will be located in the Union Mill, just across the Light Rail tracks from Woodberry. The interior will feature reclaimed wood, including a chestnut bar mounted to stone walls with hinges fashioned from old silo doors.