Friday, November 30, 2012

Cafe Keresa Set to Open

Cafe Keresa located at 119 Great Road, is set to open on December 1st. The new Cafe, replaces Cafe Darling which closed suddenly in Mid October due to a medical issue with it's owner Vicki Parks. Vicki then looked for new owners to take over the business.

I recently spoke with the new owners Kerry Lewis and Teresa Riffe. Kerry and Teresa who both live in Reading, have worked with each other for some time. They were looking for some additional opportunities and found out that the Cafe Darling was for sale and they immediately knew they wanted to buy it. While Kerry has a background in crafts and Teresa has made a lot of wedding cakes, they both have large families and love to cook.

The new name is a combination of Kerry and Teresa. While the Cafe will still focus on Cup Cakes (which will feature their own recipes on a dozen different varieties), the menu is being updated with some new items such as Pancakes, Calzones and Penne Pasta.

The interior, which is undergoing some painting and minor renovations for a more whimsical feel, will keep the same basic layout.

The new Cafe is expected to open every day at 7am and stay open until 3pm Monday-Tuesday,  4pm Wednesday-Saturday and noon on Sunday.

It's good to see the business get re-opened so quickly. Cafe Darling seemed to generate a specific following. It will be interesting to see how the following changes with the new Cafe.

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