Joe and Katy Kindred announced the opening of their third restaurant: milkbread. Opening in their hometown of Davidson, right down the road from where Kindred opened in 2015, milkbread is an all-day café with a menu, led by Chef Joe Kindred, offering milk bread donuts, crispy chicken, vegetable focused bowls, and salads. Coffee, espresso and non-alcoholic drinks will be served all day, with a rotating selection of small production independent wine and beer available into the evening.
When the pandemic started last March, the Kindred team was quick to rally with their community and pivot to develop a menu that traveled well, and met people where they were at, in need of comfort, optimism, and nostalgia. The biggest hits were milk bread donuts, crispy chicken sandwiches, and their socially distanced sommelier, a rotation of fun, small production independent wines, that were hard to find locally at the time, to learn about and enjoy at home. During the shutdown the Kindred team partnered up with local coffee brand Summit Coffee to serve the milk bread donuts to the community last spring through Summit’s takeover of an iconic drive-thru bank in Davidson, and now Joe and Katy are thrilled to give all these pandemic pivots a permanent home to be enjoyed daily.
To continue their partnership, a private label house roast by Summit Coffee will be served at milkbread. The pandemic showed us what small businesses can do when they link arms and work together. In this spirit the Kindred team is also thrilled to be partnering with two other Charlotte born, community focused, small businesses: their friends at HEX Coffee for a special co-branded espresso roast, only available at milkbread, and their friends at Verdant Bread for their incredible sourdoughs.
The café will feature a clean, minimalistic design, led by Katy Kindred, with order at the counter service for dine-in, outdoor seating, and takeout, with delivery available. Slated to open later this year, milkbread will be located at 624 Jetton Street in Davidson, open 7 days a week, 7a-9p.