Libby Jane. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.
The exterior of Libby Jane. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.
A report by Dana Eastland. We broke the story back in May that Brenda Buenviaje and her wife and business partner Libby Truesdell of Brenda’s French Soul Food are opening a new café just down the street. Well, ~LIBBY JANE CAFÉ~ is getting ready to open on Friday November 29th and here’s a first peek at it.
The space is tiny and is mostly intended as a takeout spot. You’ll be able to order coffee (including their fabulous chicory coffee), sweet tea, and other beverages, plus pastries (oh, hello fabulous biscuit, don’t mind if I do). You’ll also find retail items, like Brenda’s pickled okra and watermelon, gumbo by the quart, and jarred sauces and jams. The space offers limited seating for eight or so people, but there won’t be table service—it’s definitely a grab-and-go scenario. And anyone who’s ever waited in the line for a table on weekends knows that a cup of coffee and a biscuit while you wait is pretty much manna from heaven. Doors open on Friday November 29th, which, yes, is Black Friday morning, so you’ll be able to fuel up if you’re a shopper, or wind down from the holiday if you’re not. Hours will be Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat-Sun 8am-3pm. 644 Polk St. at Eddy.