A former Lakeside biscuit joint has been reborn as a coffee and smoothie shop.
Pulp Fiction Lakeside has opened at 5411 Lakeside Ave., in the small storefront that previously housed Early Bird Biscuit Co.
Pulp Fiction owner Ruslana Remennikova secured the space earlier this year to set up a brick-and-mortar location for her food and smoothie truck Pulp Fiction RVA, which has been operating for about a year and will continue to do so.
In addition to its own juices, Pulp Fiction is serving bagels from New York-based Davidovich Bakery and pastries from locally based WPA Bakery.
Remennikova said they’re using coffee from Hopewell-based Legacy Roasting Co. and ingredients from local companies Dayum This Is My Jam and UnMoo, a nondairy cheese company.
Pulp Fiction Lakeside is mostly a grab-and-go space, with seating for about eight. It has a staff of three and is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Pulp Fiction is the first of two coffee shops coming to Lakeside this summer, as Bright Spot Coffee is finishing up work ahead of its opening later this summer at 6114 Lakeside Ave.
Meanwhile, Julep’s owner Amy Cabaniss is preparing to bring a new restaurant to Lakeside called Revel.