Undercurrent Coffee opens Thursday at 7 a.m. in Plaza Midwood. See the menu

Undercurrent Coffee opens Thursday at 7 a.m. in Plaza Midwood. See the menu
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Undercurrent Coffee opens on Thursday in Plaza Midwood.

“My interest in coffee began as a teenager; beyond the drink I enjoyed, I felt a sense of belonging in the cafes I frequented and explored,” said founder and owner Todd Huber. “Erin [his wife] and I want to recreate that experience for our neighborhood.”

Undercurrent is located in Plaza Midwood at 2012 Commonwealth Avenue near Legion Brewing.

Inside, you’ll find a beautiful space, complete with a large coffee bar with beautiful tile work and a total of 42 seats, from bistro tables to lounge-style sofas, throughout the dining area.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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Undercurrent Coffee worked with Cluck Design Collaborative (lead), Fine Grit Specialty Finishing Shop26 Industries, and The Plaid Penguin on the space.

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Undercurrent’s focused food menu includes breakfast dishes, toast and salads.

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Avocado Toast ($7) – dukkah (spiced seeds and nuts), micro amaranth

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“Plough Boy’s” Grit Bowl ($6.50) – Anson Mills’ slow roasted Jarvis corn grits, crimini mushrooms, roasted peppers, onion and Goat Lady Dairy chevre

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Bluebery Chai Pudding ($5.50) – flax seed, oat, blueberry milk, cacao and sorhum syrup.

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Farmer’s Tan Salad Bowl ($14) – cold marinated Anson Mills’ Sea Island red peas and Carolina Gold rice grits, navy bean and lemon hummus, kale, avocado, pickled onions, parsley, mint

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And of course, here’s your Undercurrent beverage menu.

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Undercurrent’s primary roaster is Onyx Coffee Lab. They’ll also have rotating options from the following roasters:  Verve Coffee RoastersEquator Coffee and Ritual Coffee Roasters. Cold brew will be on tap from the Charlotte-local roaster, Pure Intentions Coffee

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In addition to the cafe, Undercurrent Coffee will also have a 200-square-foot classroom in the back of the building with state of the art coffee equipment. They’ve got a fancy Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) campus accreditation and will offer a variety of public coffee classes, as well as professionally-focused SCA Barista and Brewing certification courses.

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