Terri Days transitioned from years in the corporate food service industry to a calmer and personal atmosphere with the opening of her cozy coffee shop and eatery, The Bean & Bistro. For three years ago she served an array of coffees and smoothies in addition to breakfast and lunch. She also made a name for herself in the catering arena. From party trays to dinner parties, baby and bridal showers to wedding receptions, the opportunities began to steadily present themselves. With the increasing demand came a need for more flexibility in Terri’s daily schedule. She closed the shop and started focusing on catering, special events and various other food related projects.
Memorie Martinez, who owns Southern Antiques and Accents was a business neighbor whose store front is adjacent to the original location of The Bean & Bistro. Earlier this year she contacted Days with the idea of having a food offering to compliment her antique mall.
The ladies transformed some available space to accommodate kitchen equipment and made a new and different type of home for The Bean and Bistro. Customers of both businesses now have availability to the services that Days provides. Terri prepares weekly specials that can be pre-ordered for pick up. There is a cooler stocked with meals to go, casseroles, desserts (Yes, the Raspberry Bars are a staple) and other edibles in addition to beverages.
Weekly email notifications are sent out to let folks know what is on the menu for the week. You can request to be added to the list by emailing email@example.com. Orders can be place through email or by just giving her a call and she will have it ready for you.
Terri is also currently working to expand her business with a mobile unit – look details to come!
Because the business is located within the antique mall, pick up hours allow customers more flexibility. They are open 10am-6pm Monday through Saturday and 1pm-5pm on Sunday. The third Tuesday of every month is Ladies Night at Southern Antiques and Accents. There is a discount offered in addition to live music and complimentary food and beverages from The Bean and Bistro.
The Bean & Bistro @ Southern Antiques and Accents • 249 Greeno Rd South, Fairhope (251) 942-2365 • Facebook “The Bean & Bistro”
Terri Days is happy to celebrating her second year as the sole proprietor of The Bean & Bistro. Her counseling career combined with years of sales experience and service in the food and beverage industry equipped her with just the right skills to serve with the public. After procuring all that training she finally decided that if she was going to work as hard as she had been working for other people in past years, she was determined to work that hard for herself. Terri happened to find her opportunity and for the past two years has dedicated herself to her business, The Bean & Bistro. This coffee shop in Fairhope is located behind Pizza Hut, nestled between Fairhope Music and Southern Edge Dance Studio. It’s a little off the main road but well worth the venture. You can relax in this cozy environment, complete with free wi-fi or even make use of the back room for meetings, parties, luncheons, etc.
She serves organic Costa Rican coffee freshly brewed in various roasts. Iced coffee, espresso and coffee alternative are also available along with smoothies, flavored iced teas, lemonade and even protein shakes. Breakfast items and bagels are available. And sandwiches can be made as a panini, wrap, croissant or bagel. Your choice of turkey, ham or cajun roast beef with swiss cheddar or bleu cheese with spinach, tomato and red onion. Other options include a muffaletta or veggie wrap. Try your sandwich with Terri’s soup of the day or some homemade salsa anch chips or the house hummus. Terri touts that the menu is merely a suggestion and she loves a challenge. Within the last year Terri – by customer request – has been preparing weekly specials that can be pre-ordered for take home meals. She will be more than happy to email you the weekly list of what’s available. Just email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list. Terri has also been busy catering off site and special events – which is also an option to keep in mind!
You can also find eats & treats from the Bean & Bistro during Wednesday Trivia Night at The Fairhope Brewery and when the brewery hosts live music. Hours for The Bean & Bistro are Monday through Thursday from 7:15am until 5:30pm and Friday from 7:15am until 2pm. Although the establishment is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, The Bean & Bistro is available for private events and catering. The Bean & Bistro, 249 Greeno Road South, Fairhope (251) 929-1400 • Facebook “The Bean & Bistro”