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Popular K&J’s Elegant Pastries to open location in downtown Birmingham

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Kristal Bryant, K & J’s Elegant Pastries, Designer Chef and Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin. (Instagram)

By Cecilia Wood

bhamnow.com

Big news for all of the sweet tooths in Birmingham—a local favorite bakery, K & J’s Elegant Pastries, is opening a new location in Uptown Entertainment District in downtown Birmingham.

According to an Instagram post from Mayor Randall Woodfin, K&J is officially opening its new spot this spring next to Eugene’s Hot Chicken.

“Zebbie is a big part of why we’re here. We used to food truck together at Ross Bridge on Wednesday nights and he told us ‘you would kill it if you were right next to us’. He told us about the space and we inquired about it,” said Kristal Bryant, K&J’s Elegant Pastries, Designer Chef.

The Uptown location will officially replace K&J’s original Alabaster store. After COVID hit, the smaller space became less functional for social distancing. In the future, Bryant hopes to open another Shelby County location.

K&J’s will spend the next few weeks in their Alabaster location before closing those doors and opening their new spot this spring.

The new location will feature indoor and outdoor seating; additional dessert options, including crazy sundaes; food options on the menu, such as sandwiches.

“I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, so it’s always been my dream to have a store in my hometown,” Bryant said. “A large portion of our customer base is from Birmingham, so it just makes more sense.”

K&J’s will join a roster of Uptown restaurants + bars with The World Games 2022 quickly approaching.

“We’re looking forward to serving everybody here and hoping that everybody will be able to come to us,” said Bryant. We’re super excited about being in a more centralized location.”

Here’s a quick look at what you’ll find in the Uptown:

Uptown Cantina: a 2021 opening with fresh-Mex cuisine, drinks and Instagrammable aesthetics—along with a rooftop view of Protective Stadium

Location: 2301 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N Unit 200, Birmingham, AL 35203

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11AM-10PM | Sunday 11AM-9PM

Website | Instagram | Facebook

Eugene’s Hot Chicken: our Bham Now Nowies award-winner for best fried chicken and a popular spot for chicken in a variety of heat levels.

Location: 2268 9th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-8PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-9PM |

Website | Instagram | Facebook

Mugshots Grill & Bar: a burger joint with filling appetizers, unique burger combos, sandwiches, salads and more

Location: 2311 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N #100, Birmingham, AL 35203

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM-10PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-11PM | Sunday 11AM-9PM

Website | Instagram | Facebook

Texas de Brazil: an upscale steakhouse chain with all-you-can-eat grilled meat carved at your table

Location: 2301 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 5-9PM | Friday 11AM-2PM, 5-9:30PM | Saturday 4-9:30PM | Sunday 4-8:30PM

Website | Instagram | Facebook

The Southern Kitchen & Bar: a vibrant spot with Southern dishes and cocktails

Location: 2301 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N #300, Birmingham, AL 35203

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM-10PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-11PM | Sunday 11AM-9PM

Website | Instagram | Facebook

Todd English P.U.B.: a bar and grill serving traditional pub-inspired dishes, a full raw bar of seafood and a selection of beers

Location: 2221 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Hours: Tuesday 4-11PM | Wednesday-Thursday 6:30-11PM | Friday-Saturday 6:30PM-12AM | Sunday 6:30AM-Noon

Website | Instagram | Facebook

Your Pie: a build-your-own pizza spot

Location: 2311 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM

Website | Instagram | Facebook

Santos Coffee: a casual, locally-owned coffee shop serving coffee drinks, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, desserts and more

Location: 2221 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Ste B, Birmingham, AL 35203

Hours: Monday-Sunday 6:30AM-4PM

Website | Instagram | Facebook

We’re excited to see K&J’s Elegant Pastries join that tasty list!

Who else is excited about K&J’s Elegant Pastries opening in Uptown? Tag @BhamNow and @kjselegantpastries and let us know!

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