Buzzy blends, cold-pressed juices and a colorful lineup of BLD offerings are the key ingredients for food purveyors Hailey Nutt and Brenton Phillips of Tribal All Day Cafe (livetribal.com). The dynamic duo behind this healthy hub provides customers with authentic cuisine and flavors that pack a punch.
Since opening the doors to your first Dallas brick-and-mortar, the restaurant has been a nonstop success! Looking back, what has been your favorite part so far?
BP: The connection with our community and getting to be a part of it daily. The connection with the regulars, the neighborhood and being able to see the new relationships that form over coffee, juice and a wholesome meal. Also, experiencing how the love goes both ways. The neighborhood took care of us through 2020. The support for us and our team got us through and was truly unbelievable.
Owners Hailey Nutt and Brenton Phillips PHOTO COURTESY OF TRIBAL ALL DAY CAFE
What did you learn from this past year?
HN: 2020 brought gratitude, strength and learning to laugh and love the little things. In such an unpredictable time, our team and community came together, and the support we experienced through that was immeasurable. With not being able to plan and execute because of the unpredictability, it really taught me that the only thing that truly matters is the day in front of us, the people in front of us. And we need each other’s true presence more than ever.
What are some of your best daily practices?
BP: No phone notifications ever. No email notifications ever. No phone as much as possible.
Vegan breakfast tacos are a top choice. PHOTO COURTESY OF TRIBAL ALL DAY CAFE
Go-to juice to kick-start your day?
HN: Chief—cucumber, kale, celery, parsley, lemon and ginger
Items that can always be found stocked in your fridge?
Fan favorites include the Nourish Bowl PHOTO COURTESY OF TRIBAL ALL DAY CAFE
Something tried and true to keep you motivated?
HN: We take daily walks around our neighborhood to process our daily dreams and challenges. [I’m a] big believer in fresh air and vitamin D.
What does the future hold?
BP: We definitely are excited to open another Tribal All Day Cafe... stay tuned! We are bringing a brand-new restaurant concept unaffiliated to Tribal, Written by the Seasons, to the neighborhood and cannot wait to open our doors. It will be a place that brings spontaneous flavor, color and a sense of belonging to the dinner table.