Pear Plum Café by Each Peach Market has moved into Flying Fish’s old space in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, and tomorrow they open their doors to customers.
As men were putting the finishing touches on the outside of the shop, I sat down inside with part-owner Jeanlouise Conaway and manager Scott Gaines to hear how this whole venture came to be. They were settling down after a Friends & Family launch the day before that went over smoothly.
Wanting to grow their operations and open a cafe for a while, Jeanlouise and Each Peach partner Emily Friedberg saw an opportunity when Flying Fish unfortunately closed next door. They wanted to expand the experience of Each Peach for their customers, sharing their love of food in a new way.
Their goal is to serve fresh, tasty food with the best customer service. When I asked Jeanlouise what she’d recommend on the menu, she immediately went to the sharing plates that include mezze, cheese, and charcuterie and are designed to be shared among 2-3 people. The coloniales are also a personal favorite as they take her back to time spent in Spain.
As far as the coffee program goes, they will currently be serving Lost Sock exclusively, but they’re also floating the idea of having rotating guest roasters in the future. Scott is a huge fan of Lost Sock’s product, and he sure knows what he’s talking about. His career in coffee began during his college years, and more recently he has worked with local favorites Compass Coffee (opening their Chinatown store) and Pineapple & Pearls. However, he is quick to emphasize that the star of the show at Pear Plum is the locally sourced, thoughtfully prepared food.
The shop has a cute and relaxed feel with hand painted yellow chairs and a beautiful blue tile on the walls. As far as the name, it was basically already decided for them. Each Peach was named after a children’s book from the 1970s called Each Peach Pear Plum, so it seemed like the appropriate progression. How adorable is that?
Café hours will be 7am-9pm Sundays-Thursdays and 7am-10pm Fridays-Saturdays. Why open so late? Because they also have a bar program with specialty cocktails on the menu!
The grand opening is tomorrow, and the team is visibly excited to share their talents and product with the Mount Pleasant community. Will you be there?