Over the last several years, David and I have been asked on many occasions when we would be opening a second location. At first, we thought that a second location would never happen. We are in love with our space and our unique approach to retail. The combination of bookstore/cafe/coworking/event space is something so special that I’m not sure it could be replicated genuinely in another location. That said, over the years, a concept for a second location started to form…
We’ve fallen in love with the coffee industry, and we’ve envisioned a space that could allow us to truly combine our love of technology and coffee, with more of a “nod” to our bookstore roots. This year, we were presented with the perfect opportunity to test run this new idea. And, after confirming that this new partnership has the potential to truly be amazing, David and I are extremely excited to announce the opening of our second location, Ada’s Discovery Cafe! Later this month, we will be opening what we’re calling a “long-term popup” inside of The Lounge by AT&T (located on Thomas, a half-block off of Broadway).
Both Ada’s and AT&T will use this space to experiment with how to bring our customers (you!) the best service experience possible. Ada’s experiments will consist of some new coffee robots (I can’t wait for you to see the SyphonBot!), a new, streamlined, way to serve you, and some high-end coffee experiences. AT&T will be trying out a whole new business model with The Lounge by giving you totally new ways to interact with their company. We are super excited for you to interact with the space!
We are calling Ada’s Discovery Cafe a “long-term popup” because we plan to be at this location for a minimum of three years. After that, if it seems to align well with our values and vision, we may continue, or we may choose do something different… it’s all part of the experiment!
Ada’s Discovery Cafe will be hyper focused on coffee. Not only will be be diving deeper into the stories behind the coffee you’re drinking, we have an amazing team ready to deliver the best experience possible. This team is lead by the 2018 USA Barista Champion, Cole McBride. We feel so lucky to have him joining us on this journey.
Ada’s Discovery Cafe and The Lounge by AT&T are located at 800 E Thomas St (close to the original Broadway location where Ada’s began). The soft opening is scheduled for September 26th, 2018 with a grand opening to come in mid-October. If you’d like to be notified of the exact grand opening date, be sure to subscribe to our new newsletter or follow the new space on Instagram and Facebook.
We want to thank you for your continual support of and loyalty to Ada’s. We couldn’t do any of this without you and we can’t wait to share this new part of our vision with you!