The owners of Tribal All Day Cafe wanted to open in Bishop Arts in 2016, but they couldn’t find a space they liked.
So instead they rented a kitchen in Richardson and started their certified organic juice company, Tribal. They now bottle and ship cold-pressed juices to stores all over Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Exactly two years after starting up that venture, about two weeks ago, they opened their cafe in on Bishop at Melba, making them the first to occupy a retail building in Exxir Capital’s enormous Bishop Arts development that also will include 246 apartments and a hotel.
The cafe serves Tribal juices, smoothies, cofee, tea, kombucha on tap and “nourish lattes,” with turmeric, beet, matcha or chai and almond milk.
There’s also breakfast all day, toasts, sandwiches, wraps and bowls, plus beer and wine, and cocktails made with cold-press juice. The menu is very vegan and vegetarian friendly. Currently there are eggs and dairy on the menu but no meat. That doesn’t mean there never will be. Owners Hailey Nutt and Brenton Phillips say they’re not necessarily constrained to vegetarianism.
Nutt is a member of the Chickasaw Nation, and the cafe’s name, logo and some menu items are drawn from her Native American heritage.
Nutt and Phillips were college sweethearts who have worked together in the restaurant industry for many years. They moved to Dallas from Florida specifically because they wanted to start a business (Nutt’s twin sister is a Dallas Police officer), and they say, it was Bishop Arts or bust.
“We are so encouraged by this neighborhood already,” Nutt says. “It’s so close-knit. It’s so fun just to be a part of it.”
Tribal All Day Cafe is open every day, although they’re still figuring out their hours based on the habits of neighbors. This week, they’re open from around 7:30 a.m. to around 9 p.m.