You might miss it if you don’t know it’s there.
Prodigal, a mobile coffee cart, set up residency at 108 South Main St. in Davidson about six months ago and can be a little hard to find. A sandwich board-style sign out front announces that it’s there, but as you look past the sign, all you’ll see are stairs.
And that’s where the adventure begins. Climb the two flights of stairs, pass an art gallery, and then step into the gorgeous, curated space of Prodigal.
It’s open and airy, with huge windows at the far end. Tables line two walls and one large community table runs the length of the windows. Perfect places to plug in and get some work done. Or, if you want to visit with friends, sink into the Chesterfield couches. On one wall a screen can be pulled down if you book the space for a meeting and need to display your Powerpoint. Every detail has been carefully thought through.
The space is owned by CFA Church—and has office space for its Davidson campus pastor Zach Whitt–but during the week it’s opened to the community. “[Pastor Zach} wanted to center around coffee and kombucha for a ‘come and stay awhile’ feel,” shared co-owner Brittany Murray. It is meant to be a spot for the community by the community and features various local vendors like Wander & Whisk baked goods, Wildly Urban plant hangings, Lenny Boy’s Kombucha, Jubilee Farms bar soap, and various local artists. Prodigal is a mobile coffee bar that is currently “in residence” as a consistent pop-up in the space.” But there are plans to build out Prodigal into this permanent location.
Prodigal got its start as pop-up fully mobile espresso bar, and sometimes if the space is booked for an event, you can still find the cart set up at its entrance.
But wait, you came here for the coffee, right?
You won’t be disappointed. It proudly roasts Cirque Coffee, a small roaster out of Tulsa, OK, whose goal is to create wild coffee. Yes, you heard me right. Cirque website says: “We unashamedly roast light and utilize techniques some would call unconventional to achieve roasts that are clean with no compromise. We’re headed to the future of what coffee can be with one mission: we want wild coffee.”
When you taste it, you’ll understand. No bitterness. Instead, you’ll savor a full, rich flavor that finishes clean.
Open 8am-5pm, Tues.-Sat. 108 South Main Street, Davidson.