Kähvi Coffee and Café adds Scandinavian-Mexican flavor to RoRo

Lifestyle | 19 Sep |

Next time you’re on Roosevelt Row, look for the white brick building, home of Kähvi Coffee and Café. What was once Be Coffee, is now a new ambiance where “contemporary meets bohemian.” Kähvi Coffee and Café opened on July 12, inside the trendy monOrchid mixed-use community space on Roosevelt Avenue and Third Street. The new café is owned by partners Jordan Taylor and Julian Wright, founder of the restaurant group Fork and Dagger Hospitality. Wright is launching two other restaurants inside monOrchid later this year including Sake Haus and Pedal Haus Brewery.


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Kähvi features the aesthetics of Wright’s love for the beachy feel of Tulum, Mexico and the Scandinavian touches of Taylor’s heritage. The café name was inspired by Finnish word Kähvi which translates to “coffee.” Wright expressed their high-quality coffee comes from Honduran expresso bean that’s sourced from a small woman-owned farm in Honduras. But that’s not the only treat you’ll find there.

The café offers selections of tea, wine and beer along with bakery-fresh pastries from Hope Artisan Breads, a local bakery, sandwiches, baguette and light bites. The menu also features rare drinks such as Ethiopian light roast, expresso tonic, strawberry lemon botanical tea that is nitro-infused and one of the favored drinks at Kähvi, Sweet Green Matcha Latte.

Kähvi is open from Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kähvi is located on 214 E Roosevelt St. The 2,000 square coffee bar offers a unique atmosphere with Tulum-inspired design features of earthy and jewel-toned hues embracing lush greenery, hanging light fixtures, a bar top, chic couches and small and large tables for groups or individuals. With these aesthetic approaches to coffee and dining culture creates the “perfect retreat of Downtown Phoenix, “said Wright.

Kähvi coffee is where culture meets coffee in a quaint way. “I wasn’t sure what to expect at this coffee shop, but after being in the atmosphere I can definitely say I will be coming back here,” said customer Jaylin Schreiner. Since the opening of the café, business has been steady with traffic of Arizona State University students and residents.

To add to the fun, the coffee bar and café will host numerous events of yoga, live music and arts-centric workshops. Kähvi has a partnership with Wellness Wherever, which hosts weekly yoga events on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings in the shared gallery space. Yoga on the weekends will consist of Aprés Yoga Social Hour; a time where guests can enjoy happy hour pricing and mingle with the community while viewing local art in the gallery. Social Hour will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on the weekends. Kähvi’s version of a weekday happy hour consists of a special wine and charcuterie pairing on Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Another gem that can be found inside Kähvi gallery space is the art show “Space Camp” which incorporates canvas art and visual art such as projections until Oct. 7.

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