Coffee and pastry station at La Vie En Rose Cafe

Grand Openings – Brand New Black-Owned Restaurants in the U.S.

Cut the red ribbon and pop the champagne! The following entities within the Black Restaurant Week network have recently expanded to new locations or opened brand new ones. 

If you have a grand opening on the horizon in the culinary industry and would like to add your business to our website & newsletter, please email us at content@blackrestaurantweeks.com.

 

THE BREAKFAST BOYS – ATLANTA, GA

Website | Instagram | Facebook | (470) 312-2108

A plate of fried shrimp and macaroni & cheese from the new Breakfast Boys restaurant in Atlanta

Just down the street from his flagship restaurant, Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen, chef and restaurateur Gee Smalls recently opened “The Breakfast Boys.” The all-day breakfast and brunch eatery is half restaurant, half social club, serving up dishes like Jerk Chicken & Sweet Potato Waffles with a side of good vibes.

RELATED: Preserving Gullah Geechee Food & Culture with Chef Gregory “Gee” Smalls

 

DAGASHI BAKES – ATLANTA, GA

Website | Instagram | Facebook | (678) 694-1497

Designer white, round cake with chocolate drizzles, chocolate berries and chocolate bars

DaGashi Bakes is a family-run bakery and creamery in Atlanta, Georgia that prides itself on being Atlanta’s first and only live location for Hot Agege Bread. In addition to creating beautiful, custom cakes for weddings and events, they also offer single-serving desserts with creative flavors. Check out the Chai Latte Cupcake or the S’mores Cupcake, the Irish Cream Coconut Swirl ice cream, or their famous Cabana Loaf (carrot, banana and oat loaf).

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MO’ BETTER BREWS – HOUSTON, TX

Website | Instagram | Facebook 

Photo of a pastry with fruit compote and drizzles from Mo Better Brews

Taking inspiration from the Spike Lee Joint, Mo’ Better Brews is a vegan coffee shop that combines the owners’ love for music with meat-free alternatives to classic dishes. Created by the founders of the popular Houston Sauce Co. and Houston Sauce Pit, the shop sells rare vinyl records alongside dishes like the Vegan Chik’n-Fried ‘Shrooms and Grits. They’re also offering up non-breakfast items like flatbread pizzas.

RELATED: 15 Black-Owned Vegan Businesses to Watch in 2021

 

LA VIE EN ROSE CAFÉ – NEW ORLEANS, LA

Website | Instagram | Facebook | (504) 439-4891

Coffee and pastry station at La Vie En Rose Cafe

Kirby Jones’s goal is to make La Vie En Rose Café one of the coolest coffee shops in New Orleans. After serving as a bike café popup at a local wine cellar, the coffee and pastry shop just opened its doors at its new location on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., which shares space with the art studio Big Sexy Neon. Check out their S’more Latte, the Salted Caramel Latte, the kombucha made from local brewers or their famous Rose Cold Brew.

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THE LIV’N ROOM HTX – HOUSTON, TX

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Polaroid collage of jerk chops and seafood nachos at The Livin' Room HTX Calling themselves “a physical representation of high vibrations in a lounge form,” The Liv’n Room HTX is a place for people who are “in the know.” Check out their Tequila Tuesdays, Love & Liquor Wednesdays or their 90’s Hip Hop and R&B Fridays, with eats like the Smoked Jerk Lamb Chops and the Seafood Nachos.

RELATED: 10 Black-Owned Crawfish Restaurants in Houston

 

CRANKY GRANNY’S SWEET ROLLS – AUSTIN, TX

Website | Instagram | Facebook | (609) 401-0090

Brown fingers sprinkling oreo cookie crumbs on top of a strawberry pastry from Cranky Granny's Sweet Rolls

At 18-years-old, Sianni Dean started Cranky Granny’s Sweet Rolls just a month after graduating high school. Inspired by her love for her mother and grandmother’s ability to create happy family moments through baking, each of the pastries she bakes carries that familial spirit. Check out either her local menu or her shipping menu, which includes vegan options and homemade sweet rolls.  

RELATED: 5 Black Woman-Owned Bakeries

 

 

Jada Smith
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