Though it's not exactly a new business, over on Packard east of Stadium a couple of sandwich boards propped outside Morgan & York advertise what appears to be a place called "My Secret Coffee" somewhere in the little block of businesses that also houses Cake Nouveau and Morty's Secret Garden.
A closer look at the calligraphy shows that the signs actually read M & Y Secret Coffee, the M & Y standing for Morgan & York.
Co-owner Simone Jenkins says the signs are meant to trick the eye into seeing "My Secret Coffee," and what they advertise is Morgan & York's foray into the early morning hours. Owners Matt Morgan (Jenkins's husband) and Tommy York "are early risers anyway. And I've never seen Matt go for more than a few hours without an espresso," so it was a no-brainer to open up the store to people on their way to work.
In February, they began opening (the back door only, hence the "secret") at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Coffee and pastries have been available for some time at M & Y, but they upgraded the espresso machine and positioned some of carpenter Joe Parker's handmade tables and chairs in the back of the store, making it clear that you're now welcome to enjoy your Cafe Japon croissant or your Elaine's bagel and your cappuccino on-site. Jenkins says they're looking into offering a savory breakfast too; they're working to carefully gerrymander the menu around the health code to avoid having to put in a commercial kitchen.