A delicate opening of Michelle’s Coffee Café on 107 Main St. attracted clients keen to attempt specialty drinks, pastries and construct-your-personal deli sandwiches Dec. 26.
Homeowners Michelle and Patrick Fast talked about opening a espresso store in Lonsdale for a pair years earlier than shopping for the vacant Lonsdale building final 12 months. Though the couple lives in Webster, they contemplate Lonsdale their neighborhood and wished extra to do within the space. Michelle and Patrick have owned companies prior to now, and Patrick at the moment owns an web enterprise partnership. An curiosity in espresso and natural consuming sparked their thought to open Michelle’s Coffee Café.
The menu gadgets, if not absolutely natural, are constructed from the cleanest obtainable elements. Michelle predicts specialty drinks will promote probably the most, however different menu gadgets embrace sandwiches, pre-made tuna or rooster salad croissants, grilled cheese sandwiches, BLTs and fruit, and pastries supplied by Brick Oven Bakery in Northfield.
Sooner or later, Michelle plans to develop the menu to embrace appetizers of the wholesome selection. In summer time, when she and Patrick plan to open a patio within the again, they hope to serve beer and wine.
“We would like to do seasonal stuff as a lot as we will,” mentioned Michelle.
Initially the building for Herda’s Harness Store over 100 years in the past, Michelle mentioned she loves the café’s distinction between the old type exterior and the modern inside adorning. She referred to the adorning as “understated magnificence.”
“We would like to have a small-city really feel,” mentioned Michelle. “We would like to get to know the purchasers, not like a Starbucks the place everyone seems to be a quantity. This isn’t about making $ million bucks, it’s about neighborhood.”
Michelle’s daughter Ashley Berry and her boyfriend, Adam Chapeau, full the espresso café’s employees of 4. Ashley stepped in with a retail background whereas Adam has prior expertise as a sandwich artist. Within the subsequent couple weeks, Michelle will decide in the event that they want to rent extra staff.
Kayla Kukacka and Nathan Langer, the primary clients Thursday morning, tried the turtle mocha and the butterscotch latte their first time at Michelle’s Coffee Café. Each had been happy with the temperature and taste of their heat drinks in addition to the café itself.
“I actually like [the atmosphere],” mentioned Kukacka. “It’s extra modern, comfy, not simply plain Jane.”
“It’s thrilling to have a brand new espresso store on the town reasonably than driving to Northfield simply to get Caribou,” mentioned Langer.
“I used to get espresso at Sugar Mama’s Bakery prior to their closing, after which I drank espresso at dwelling,” mentioned Tammy Heimer, who stopped in for a raspberry mocha. “I’ll fairly presumably come right here a pair instances a month if I’m coming by way of city.”
Rosie Stepka, who mentioned she used to drive to Montgomery for espresso, remembers a lot of Main Street companies that closed since she moved to Lonsdale in 1974.
“It’s good to have one thing open within the morning,” mentioned Stepka. “Any Main Street enterprise is required.”