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.
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.
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
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