Urban Standard offers simple hospitality in an inviting atmosphere. Daily fueling our community with coffee & food.

Staples that make a city a home.


"Urban Standard opened in 2007 and has become a catalyst for the downtown revitalization that has blossomed around it. It’s the perfect place for anyone to congregate: creatives, business folks, locals who live in the surrounding lofts, students with their laptops, and people who just want to have a killer cup of coffee. Manager Trevor Newberry meticulously overseas daily operations of the cafe and works with local and regional coffee roasters, farmers, and butchers to ensure his customers get only the best and freshest food and drinks." 

- AFAR Magazine

“Sip on Birmingham’s best java at Urban Standard, an independent coffee shop modeled after a European café and located in the loft district downtown.” 

- Spirit Magazine

“...The bonds King spoke of are easier to see in the younger people mingling in places like the Urban Standard..."

- Boston Globe



(205) 250-8200



2320 2nd Avenue N
Birmingham, AL 35203




M-F 7am–8p
Sa 8am–8p
Su Closed