In order to open Kaffa!, the Kim family decided their first requirement was to create the ideal cup of coffee. Hours of experimentation and a decade of business later, they've found several approaches to this goal. For one, they never let drip coffee sit?every 60 minutes, they pour out the old batch and brew a new one from freshly ground, micro-roasted beans. Cups of joe are also available in pour-over and french-press styles for an ultra-pure taste, and their iced coffee is cold brewed to bring out a strong flavor with little bitterness. As far as espresso, the coffee shop serves theirs in a short-pull ristretto style, which brews a bolder, fuller liquid with less water than standard espresso. These techniques beget a range of specialty drinks, such as lattes and mochas flavored with Monin syrup and topped with artistic froth designs, and iced coffee beverages blended with mint and crushed Oreos. To pair with drinks, the staff crafts a range of paninis and salads that contain more vegetables than the evidence locker from Peter Rabbit's trial.
The flavors you'll find most prominently at Go Fresh are those of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins marinated in Mediterranean spices. Flavorful juices and healthy smoothies take center-stage, with staff blending together yogurt with options such as the Jade made with kale, spinach, four citrus fruits, and mint. And though the juices are healthy on their own, staff can boost protein and nutrient levels with add-ins such as whey protein or chia seeds.
On the other side of the menu, chefs focus on Mediterranean dishes blended with flashes of Indian flavors. This results in fusion dishes such as protein bowls filled with chicken in a mango curry sauce, served with a choice of rice or naan. They use a range of healthy ingredients, from wild salmon stacked onto kabobs to crispy falafel balls filled with hearty chickpeas and spices.
Preparing the perfect roll of sushi can be a time-consuming art, but Sushi Ichi's chefs concoct each selection on their menu with speed. They offer a two-roll special, and they churn them out quickly, whether it's a simple salmon maki or a complex roll decorated in crunch and drizzled sauce. Perhaps as memorable as the speedy service, though, is owner Johnny's friendliness; visitors frequently comment on his kindness, ability to recall their orders across multiple visits and space-time dimensions.