Kaffe Mercantile has opening date for new downtown Ogden location

Friday , September 29, 2017 - 5:15 AM

ANN ELISE TAYLOR, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — After months of preparation, downtown Ogden’s newest coffee shop has chosen its opening day.

Kaffe Mercantile plans to open its new location at the corner of 23rd Street and Washington Boulevard on Oct. 18, co-owner Nick Morris said Thursday. Construction should wrap up this week at the new spot, which is below Tower View Apartments

“We’ve always liked the idea of being downtown, but we knew it’d have to be well-thought out,” co-owner Lance Smith told the Standard-Examiner in July. 

As soon as construction crews finish up, Morris and Smith will start furnishing the spot and making it their own. 

“We’ve been able to build it from the ground up and really style it like we wanted,” Morris said. They hope the location feels familiar and stays in tune with the atmosphere of their two other coffee shops, which are at 1221 26th St. in Ogden and 930 Chambers St. in South Ogden.

The downtown location will have more space and seating than the business’ other locations, Morris said. It will offer the same food and drink items, but they hope to eventually expand the menu. 

“We definitely want to add some lunch items, that’s the goal,” Morris told the Standard-Examiner in July. 

Kaffe Mercantile’s current menu — which is available online — includes a slew of specialty coffee drinks, as well as breakfast sandwiches, quiche, pastries, bagels and more. 

The shop will also serve as home base for Lavender Vinyl’s new venture — a vegan bakery called Lavender Kitchen. The vegan items that will be available include cookies, scones, muffins, bread and candy.

Ann Elise Taylor can be reached by phone at 801-625-4213, by email aetaylor@standard.net and on Twitter at @annelise_taylor.

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