After deep consideration, we’ve decided to place White Rabbit on a temporary hold. Opening a 7 day a week brunch cafe + full bakery during a pandemic wasn’t just a challenge: it simply wasn’t plausible. Opening in 2020 would’ve meant opening as something very distant from our intended concept, & beyond that, the potential safety risks of adding a large number of new staff, sorting out dine-in possibilities, & more just didn’t feel in line with how we’ve been operating.
We believe that we’re making the right choice for the well-being of our employees & our community, as well as the continued survival of our businesses. We feel hopeful that things may feel safe enough for us to launch White Rabbit in 2021.
In the meantime: we’ve moved our Hungry Heart operations into the Stark St. space, & are adding Heartbreaker Market in autumn 2020, featuring goods from Heartbreaker, other local makers, & a variety of intentionally sourced kitchen staples. We’ve made some updates to the Hungry Heart menu, including adding a few take-out-friendly brunch options on the weekend, just to give you a peek at some of what we hope to do with White Rabbit in the future.
While this wasn’t the path we’d planned, we’re still so excited to show off our beautiful new space & expanded offerings, & to continue serving our amazing Montavilla neighborhood. Thank you for your continued support. We couldn't ask for better community.
For those who donated to our White Rabbit Indiegogo: we’ll be contacting you soon! We’re coming up with a variety of pandemic-friendly substitutes for the things (like our opening party, or in-person classes, or dining in…) that aren’t a good fit with social distancing / the public health safety protocols we’re following. We want you to know we haven’t forgotten about you, & we look forward to thanking you for believing in us!