Nov 1, 2021 - Food and Drink

See inside the new Johnson café by Onyx Coffee

photo inside Hail Fellow Well Met

You can lean up against the railing and set down your coffee. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

Hail Fellow Well Met is a creative name for a wonderfully unique project by Onyx Coffee Lab.

What to expect: I'd be remiss if I didn't say this first: This is such a beautiful space.

  • The soft greens, natural wooden elements, hanging greenery and high ceilings make the inside feel so airy and light.
  • And the floor-to-ceiling greenery, string lights, bar and seating make the outdoor patio hard not to notice from the street.
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The chilaquiles comes in a deceptively deep bowl. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

The menu: Lots of twists on standard brunch and café-style foods, even though brunch officially is only Saturday and Sunday.

  • I had the chilaquiles (heritage eggs, black beans, salsa, jalapeños, sour cream, avocados and tortilla). It's a delicious — and not-too-spicy — option.
  • Bonus: I also sampled the samcake (soufflé cake, orange, pecan, sour cream, maple, pistachio). It's like a gourmet chef was told to make a pancake, scoffed and gave us this.
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The samcake. Yum. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios
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That patio though. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

🍷 For the nighttime crowd: Friday and Saturday nights are all about the bar out on the patio.

1 cool thing: In case a coffee shop, restaurant and bar weren't enough for you, Hail Fellow Well Met also has a market where you can buy bottled wines, treats like macaroons and basics like milk, eggs, bread and cheese.


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