Karma Brew, a new cafe with a European flair focusing on more than just coffee and beer, will replace the spot formerly occupied by Mochii at 16th & P.
In a short interview on Saturday, owner Anthony Sadeghi told me that he hopes to open during the first week of May.
All the details haven't been worked out yet, but the restaurant will serve 50 types of tea, coffee, beer and wine. Sadeghi, who has advanced degrees in advertising and photography in England, was inspired by cafes he saw there and wants to combine the "European flair" with the "California flair."
As for food, he says that Karma Brew organic, local and fresh food (including wraps), paired with wine or beer.
He also realizes that there's a lot of tough competition on that part of town. "Karma Brew will be a wonderful addition to that corner," said Sadehi. "We are excited to be there. A small fish in a [big] tank."
Karma Brew will be open well into the evenings - probably until 10 p.m. on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends. The restaurant will definitely serve lunch and dinner, but he is still determining whether opening for breakfast makes sense.
Karma Brew isn't the owner's first experience in the restaurant industry. He has been involved with other cafes and has served as art designer for other restaurants such as Yogurt Delite. Because of that, in addition to the work he's putting into the food and drinks, he's also very focused on how the restaurant will look.
"It's going to be cozy decor with deco Victorian design mixed with industrial flair," said Sadehi, who added that in addition to having great food and service, he also wants the place to have a great "aura."
Karma Brew is located at 1530 16th Street, and can be found online at KarmaBrews.com
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