Urban Standard offers coffee without pretense. Our warm atmosphere offers a place that reminds its customers of home.


Urban Standard opened its doors in November 2007 after a year of planning. The initial idea was to open a workshop/gallery, where the public could see the work of Tomek Wrzesien, the proprietor, as well the work of a rotating cast of local artists. That idea merged into a coffee and lunch spot complete with antiques.

In the beginning, before Urban Standard had a home, Tomek and his friends Nancy, Buck and Jane Brock, spent months developing menu items and testing them out. Polish flavors and family recipes round out the daily menu selections while lovely fresh coffee from Durham, N.C. based roaster, Counter Culture Coffee, provides the buzz.



(205) 250-8200



2320 2nd Avenue N
Birmingham, AL 35203




M-F 7am–8p
Sa 8am–8p
Su Closed