It’s official! Frothy Monkey will be taking over the former home of Urban Standard in the 2nd Ave North district of Downtown Birmingham, AL (2320 2nd Ave N). At Frothy Monkey we have been fans of both Birmingham and Urban Standard for a long time so when Tom (Urban Standard) reached out to us about reopening the Urban Standard space as a Frothy Monkey we jumped at the opportunity.
“I opened Urban Standard 14 years ago as an extension of my home and a place where people could gather and exchange ideas and inspiration, said Tomasz Wrzesien, Owner of Urban Standard. “I was introduced to Ryan Pruitt, Managing Partner of Frothy Monkey by a mutual friend back in 2019 and after spending time getting to know him and Frothy Monkey I knew that they would be a wonderful fit to take over the Urban Standard space and to carry on our mission to serve this neighborhood and community. Please give a warm welcome to my friends at Frothy, you’ll love them!”
No firm date has been determined for opening, but we are currently working with Creature on the space. “Excited for Frothy Monkey to open their first Birmingham location and bring life back to the Urban Standard space that played a pivotal role in the momentum of downtown revitalization,” says Mike Gibson, CEO and CO-Founder of Creature. “Their unique menu, style and focus on creating a personal experience is going to kill it downtown.”
We will post updates when we get closer to opening. We can’t wait to get to know you #Birmingham!
A little more about us…
Frothy Monkey is an independently owned all day cafe, specialty coffee roaster, and wholesale bakery with cafes in Nashville, Franklin, and Chattanooga Tennessee. Frothy serves breakfast, brunch every day (including Sundays) until 5 pm, lunch, and dinner. Beverage offerings include coffee, as well as craft beer, wine + cocktails. Food and drinks are made from scratch using original recipes and thoughtfully sourced ingredients from regional farmers and producers whenever possible.
Frothy began as a coffeehouse in a cozy bungalow in Nashville’s 12South neighborhood in 2004 and their approachable menu and hospitality have made it a favorite gathering spot for neighbors and travelers alike. Visit frothymonkey.com for more details. twitter + instagram: @frothymonkey facebook: fb.com/frothymonkey
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A note from Urban Standard’s owner, Tomasz Wrzesien