The reinvented shop, founded and co-owned by wife and husband team Erin and Jonathan Carroll, held its grand opening this week after a brief build-out period. The new space has been outfitted with all kinds of reclaimed fixtures and custom, in-house woodwork, including new signage and two seven-foot interior benches.
“It’s been a rather stressful couple of months for us, but we’re excited to move forward and run Songbird out of a historic 1904 house — something we’ve always wanted to do in the first place,” says Jonathan Carroll.
Songbird gets its coffees from Tempe-based Cortez Coffee Company, and it offers rotating selections of Cortez’s single-origin coffees in pourovers, as well as numerous short espresso-based drinks. The house specialty is the “High Fiver,” a double shot of espresso with half & half and agave. A the shop’s name implies, there is also a wide selection of loose-leaf teas.
Powering the bar is a La Marzocco Linea 3-group named Statham (yes, after Jason Statham). “Essentially, the running joke is that Erin and our staff get to turn Statham on each and every morning,” Jonathan Carroll told us after the reopening.
Songbird is currently featuring doughnuts from Rainbow Donuts — described by Carroll as the best in-state in the category — and scones from local favorite Treehouse Bakery. Once the shop has its legs under it, the Carrolls plan to reintroduce in-house baked goods, and include some fresh light lunch fare.