Melanated Monday Black Business Spotlight: The Post East

Melanated Monday Black Business Spotlight: The Post East

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Melanated Monday Black Business Spotlight. This is where The Afropreneurial Community will showcase a Black owned business that deserves more of our business. I saw it as only right to showcase the city in a positive light. I will judge every place on accessibility, atmosphere, professionalism, and of course their food/product.

Next stop on our spotlight is The Post East placed perfectly on East Nashville’s Fatherland Street. This place is a quiet coffee shop with live Jazz on Sundays. It is a wonderful balance of caffeine and food made for health from Gluten free scones to Kombucha. There are some great things to highlight in regards to their business.

Being in the “eclectic” East Nashville neighborhoods, parking lots aren’t there or very small. Street parking is a plenty. This is the situation with The Post East. There is a lot of street parking to park and get into the building. This is something normal with businesses in the area. The walk from your car to the shop is quite nice mid mornings! 

You instantly get a laid back but productive vibe when you walk in the door. You can sit down for a nice scone and get their house drip coffee and have a meeting. Tonya Lewis, owner, greets you and scurries to help other guests. When she does slow down, she is a delight to talk to. She is very engaging and purposeful in her words. She helps you build a meaningful conversation with her. She is also very willing to host events for the black community in Nashville! I had one of our Meet and Greets there and had a great time! Check out our 1 year anniversary event we had in October 2018: 


The level of professionalism was incredible. Tonya is so kind and genuine. She and her staff do a great job of taking your order and preparing it with care and efficiency. You work with her, you will be pleased with the results of the event you host at her venue. 

Every time I go there, I always get their house drip coffee and never disappointed. Every cup is hot and fresh. The baked goods are light and fluffy, when needed, followed up with a light crunch. There can be a line but it disappears super quick! A long wait is the least of your worries! Have your next meeting at The Post East! Tell Tonya The Afropreneurial Community says hello! 

Where should The Community go to next? Let us know in the comments! 


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