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Kahawa Cafe Coming to Fifth and Fifteenth

A new cafe is coming to the corner of Fifth Avenue and 15th Street, in the space that was last occupied by a rehab/physical therapy center that closed recently.

The coffee shop, which will be called Kahawa Cafe, got some simple signage within the past week, but not much more information is forthcoming; there's no online presence to speak of yet. A couple interesting clues, though: Kahawa is the name of a Nairobi suburb, and also means "coffee" in Swahili. 

Reader Comments (7)

There has been work going on in there very slowly over the last several months, but I haven't seen a permit posted on the gate though.

July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSlopeLIfer

OMG! The only thing we need more than another bar in Park Slope is another coffee place!! I am so excited!! Got to go there!!

July 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterel exigente

Funny, the only thing I thought we needed more of in Park Slope were non-contributing zeroes who troll blog comments in hopes of finding meaning. Yawn.

Is that a Christmas wreath? And I thought *I* was tardy in taking down my decorations....

July 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteruptoyou

This is awesome!!!! Can't wait!!!!!!!!! This part of south slope definitely needs a good coffee shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersouthsloper

The family who own the deli across the street told me they were opening up this coffee shop. Hope it's good!

July 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterssloper

ssloper is correct. It's being opened by the super friendly folks who own the bodega directly across 15th st.

Seriously, they are the nicest people and I wish them all the best with this cafe. I'll definitely be checking it out as soon as they open the place.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterphillip

"Kahawa" also means coffee in Arabic (well, it's how you pronounce it, anyway), which is more likely to be the derivation if the folks from the bodega across the street are the owners.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterst

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