Kaldi’s catapults into city’s deli competition

Kaldi’s Coffee House is expanding its menu and adding more services to offer its customers. The always-popular coffee house attracts people, primarily students, who want a place to relax, hang out and grab a latte or mocha chino. It has been temporarily closed to prepare for its additions and will reopen within the next week.

Owner Rick Francis wants customers to know that all the familiar things about Kaldi’s, like coffee and free wireless Internet, will still be there in addition to the numerous new services.

“We want to continue to provide a warm, friendly environment with a larger variety of services. . . and be the place people think about when they want to meet a friend,” Francis said.

The coffee house will be called Kaldi’s Coffee and Sandwiches and will offer 18 types of gourmet sandwiches, make deliveries, let customers place orders from the Web site, offer catering and have extended hours from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m. every day. Fresh keesh, kolaches, cinnamon rolls, bagels and scones will be available daily.

Francis places emphasis on the freshness of all food. The bread is homemade, and the meat is cut as ordered. Sandwich options include the chicken salad club, Big Daddy’s club, caecilian club and surf club, among many others.

Kaldi’s is located on Sam Houston Ave. near Subway and other popular restaurants, but there are no worries about competition.

“We’re very confident. Our sandwiches are good and high quality,” Francis said.

A perk for students is that Bearkat Mania coupons will be available around town to use, and Kaldi’s will have its own reward card, which offers bonuses such as one sandwich free per seven bought. There is no cost, and the card will feature special promotions and discounts. Customers can take advantage of this starting Sept. 15.

Kaldi’s continues to do well and has great support from the community, according to Francis. He hopes that the new Web site will reach an even bigger audience. Suggestions and comments are always welcome.

Leave a Reply