The owners of a popular neighborhood restaurant are getting into the juice business. Adair Kitchen owners Nick Adair and Katie Adair Barnhart announced that they will be opening Bebidas Juice, Coffee & Bites later this summer.
Located in the former Infinity Title building at the corner of Edloe and Westheimer, Bebidas will, as its name implies, serve coffee, juices, nut milks and light bites. The owners worked with chef Joseph Stayshich (formerly of Benjy’s and Karbach Brewing Co) to create the menu, and Stayshich will also be the executive chef of their upcoming restaurant Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors that’s opening near River Oaks District this fall.
“Bebidas is one of those things that’s been in the back of Nick’s and my mind for years. It’s kind of a passion project almost,” Barnhart tells CultureMap. “(Originally) it was going to be a juice bar. We really wanted cold press juice. When this location opened up, we got so excited about it.”
The building’s drive-thru and generous footprint allowed the siblings to expand their original idea and give River Oaks something its been sorely lacking — a high quality, locally owned coffee shop with a full range of espresso beverages. Stayshich added some light bites that are similar to what they serve at Adair Kitchen: avocado toast, acai bowls, sandwiches, and more.
“We see it as a place moms will take kids after school,” Adair adds. “Obviously, coffee in the morning.”
A couple of large oak trees on the property will anchor a courtyard that will further enhance the family-friendly atmosphere. “We really want to go with the Marfa-ish feel,” Barnhart says.