SAN ANTONIO — What do you get when you combine caffeine, crepes and color? You get Kaffeinated Crepes and Coffee shop, a vividly decorated new northwest-side café that will offer much more than the traditional sweet crepe when it opens this weekend.
Owner Bha Almohtasib says he wanted to bring more than just another restaurant or coffee shop to the Alamo City.
"I don't want the people in San Antonio to only enjoy the food. I want them to also enjoy the atmosphere," Almohtasib said.
Almohtasib said he wanted to bring his special crepe recipes, along with his five year of experience, to The Rim. Kaffeinated specializes in crepes and coffee, but the menu will boast other options like waffles, salads, and sweet and savory crepes.
They say the ingredients they use are also imported, as is their coffee.
"We use Belgium chocolates, so we import it all the way from Belgium, and we use the primer quality of the chocolate," Almohtasib said. "So, we don't have just the regular waffle or regular crepes with regular toppings, no."
His own need for coffee is what drives him to bring that spark of joy to San Antonians.
Kaffeinated's menu features a variety of sweet and savory crepes, waffles, salads, chocolate dips, and coffee drinks like lattes, Turkish coffee, tea, milkshakes and more.
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They also have a floral selfie wall, allowing patrons to get photos with a pop of color while waiting on their sweet treats.
They say the most popular items so far are their Triple Chocolate, Mixed Fruit and Kinder Bueno Crepes & Waffles.
Even though the café has not yet had its grand opening yet, they have gained almost 3,000 likes on Facebook.
Their grand opening is Saturday at 10 a.m. The first 25 people in line will receive a complimentary drink and the opportunity to take some photos on the flower wall.
Their hours will then be Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.