The Daily opens in West Midtown for bowls, toasts, coffee and juices

The team behind popular Charleston and Nashville restaurant Butcher & Bee is opening coffee and bodega-inspired concept The Daily in West Midtown on Jan. 19.

Located at 763 Trabert Ave., the Daily comes from Atlanta natives Michael and Melody Shemtov, founders and owners of Butcher & Bee as well as Redheaded Stranger in Nashville. The pair opened the first location of The Daily in Charleston in 2014.

The menu, developed by chef Jacob Hunter, offers dishes that “wed modern American staples and Middle Eastern spices, flavors and pita,” and a coffee program using Onyx Coffee Lab beans and Ground Control cold brew, as well as smoothies and juices.

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Dishes include a Hearty Winter Hash bowl with butternut squash, charred cauliflower, Yukon Gold potatoes, greens, hash spice, romesco, over easy egg and chives; Whipped Feta Toast with local honey, cracked black pepper and chives on sourdough; and a Breakfast Pita with scrambled eggs, Israeli salad, tahini, schug, hummus, cabbage and chives.

The Daily will also offer pantry items for sale, many locally made, including Doux South Drunken Mustard, Lowcountry Kettle Chips, Red Clay Hot Sauce, Golda Kombucha and Caja Popcorn.

The space, designed by Square Feet Studio and more than twice the size of its Charleston sibling, features an abstract mural of avocados by local artist Carl Janes. There’s seating for 60 indoors, with an outdoor patio which The Daily collaborated on with Bungalow and Kolo Collection.

“We want the space to grow with us and as we grow into the community,” said Tara Pate, director of marketing and chief of staff for the Shemtov’s restaurants. Butcher & Bee “There are spots and spaces and things that we have left a little undone, so that we can fill in as we know more about how the space will work for people.”

The Shemtovs and Hunter settled on the location for the Daily after Michael Shemtov consulted Atlanta chef Anne Quatrano, who owns West Midtown restaurant Bacchanalia and cafe Star Provisions.

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During opening week, $1 from every coffee and espresso drink will be donated directly to local non-profit Free99 Fridge.

Hours are 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, with weekend hours to be added soon. Takeout is available, with delivery to be offered in the future.

Two more locations of The Daily are set to open in Atlanta in the next 18 months. The first, at 100 Hurt St. NE in Inman Park, will take over the former Proof Bakery space and will debut at the end of the summer, while a second will open on Northside Drive in Buckhead in 2023.

763 Trabert Ave. NW, Atlanta. 404-500-0763,

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