New Biz Alert: Sunrise Donuts + Strand Coffeehouse in Montevallo

Sunrise Donuts.
Grab a dozen at Sunrise Donuts in Montevallo. (Pat Byington / The Bama Buzz)

The ultimate buzz awaits you in Montevallo with two new businesses—Sunrise Donuts and Strand Coffeehouse. Here’s what you should know, and why you should check them out now.

Sunrise Donuts

Sunrise Donuts.
Would you like sprinkles with that? (Pat Byington / The Bama Buzz)

Step aside Dunkin’ and Krispy Kreme, there’s an all-new spot to get your donut fix. Sunrise Donuts opened its doors in Montevallo on Saturday, February 5, and word is spreading about their tasty fried rings faster than they can make them. 

On opening day, the shop made over 200 dozen donuts, and according to the owner, there were nonstop customers all day. 

While the menu features flavors like strawberry, apple and nana cream, their main seller is the glazed. 

Where: 1141 Ashville Rd, Montevallo, AL 35115
When: Monday-Saturday 5AM-4PM | Sunday 6AM-1PM
Contact: 205.476.8899
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Strand Coffeehouse

Strand Coffeehouse
Sean Eichelberger, owner of Strand Coffeehouse. (Pat Byington / The Bama Buzz)

Need a coffee to go with that donut? Head to Main Street in Montevallo to Strand Coffeehouse. 

Opening today, Monday, February 7, the shop is located in the former Strand Movie House that opened in the 1920s. 

“So many people have fond memories of the movie house. As soon as the space became available, I knew it’d be perfect for a community spot.”

Sean Eichelberger, Owner, Strand Coffeehouse 

If there’s one thing Eichelberger knows, it’s coffee. He worked for Books-A-Million for 15 years, 12 of which he spent as operations manager for the chain’s in-store cafe, Joe Muggs Coffee. 

“One of the things we want to do here that is different is have rotating roasters from around the world and the country. We’re starting with a roaster from Chattanooga called Mad Priest Coffee. They do a lot of positive stuff with the coffee growing community.”

Sean Eichelberger, Owner, Strand Coffeehouse 
Strand Coffeehouse
A glimpse of Main Street in Montevallo. Pat Byington / The Bama Buzz)

The menu also features debut coffees, just as the former movie theatre used to debut movies. Expect lattes, cappuccinos, iced coffees, specialty drinks and more in a small, funky atmosphere.

Why Montevallo? You can thank the town’s college vibe for that.

“Montevallo, the college town, has a lot of kids from rural towns. [Strand] is their taste of a big city, even though it’s a small city. I wanted to give that big city coffee shop feel and not lose that small town touch where everyone knows your name and no one’s rushing you out the door.” 

Sean Eichelberger, Owner, Strand Coffeehouse 

Where: 620 Main St, Montevallo, AL 35115
When: Monday-Friday, 7AM-4PM | Saturday 8AM-2PM
Contact: 205.476.8522
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