Zach Morris and Kelsey Bush of Green Engine Coffee Co. in Haverford are opening an all-day restaurant on Headhouse Square, in the former Cafe Nola space at 414 S. 2nd Street. The restaurant, which doesn’t have a name yet, is slated to open late 2017 or early next year.
Morris is the owner of Green Engine, which opened in fall 2015, and Bush, who went to the Culinary Institute of America, is the general manager and chef. She’ll be handling the food menu at the new eatery. Expect a full menu along with Rival Bros. Coffee, wine, beer, and liquor. Rival Bros. has two cafes in Philly, including a new location in the Touraine on Spruce Street.
Morris, a Penn grad who was the director of education for both the National Wine School and the Philadelphia Beer School before opening Green Engine, will be in charge of the alcohol offerings.
Ambit Architecture, based next door at 412 S. 2nd Street, will be designing the 2,800-square-foot restaurant. The firm also did Dos Tacos in Center City, Stock in Fishtown, and South Street Bagels.