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Story last updated at 12:33 PM on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

K-Bay Caffe now open on Pioneer

Cafe aims to offer social alternativeto teens, young adults

Staff report

K-Bay Caffe & Roasting, the coffee roasting and drive-through espresso company, opened a new downtown cafe on Nov. 16 at 397 Pioneer Ave. next to the Refuge Chapel and the Grog Shop.


Photo by Michael Armstrong

K-Bay Caffe Owner Michael McGuire fills an order at his new Pioneer Avenue location. The East End Road drive-through coffee stand remains open.

A grand opening party is at 7 p.m. Friday with live music by Uplift! and complimentary samples of coffee available.

A reception starts at 6 p.m.

Owner Michael McGuire said he plans for the downtown K-Bay Caffe to be an entertainment and social alternative that isn't a bar or a restaurant, especially for teenagers and young adults.

Singer-songwriter Caressa Starshine also will be organizing the Green Room, a venue for musicians, at the cafe, with an open mic at 7 p.m. every Thursday starting Dec. 6; sign up will be at 6:30 p.m.

Starting Dec. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m., K-Bay Caffe also joins the First Friday art circuit, with Adam Green showing his art. Starting Dec. 16 is Soup at Seven on Sundays, a chance for people to share a communal meal every Sunday at 7 p.m.

Musicians interested in performing can call the cafe at 235-1551 or email kbaycaffe@gmail.com.

The East End Road drive-through coffee stand remains open. The downtown cafe also sells K-Bay Caffe in bulk and by the pound. K-Bay Caffe also has a Facebook page at facebook.com/kbaycoffee.

K-Bay Caffe

Location: 397 Pioneer Ave.


Sunday-Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Thursday-Saturdays, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Special Events:

Starting Dec. 6: Open mic every Thursday, sign up at 6:30 p.m., performances at 7 p.m.

Dec. 7: 5-7 p.m., First Friday opening with Adam Green's art

Starting Dec. 16: Soup at Seven on Sundays, communal soup and bread at 7 p.m. every Sunday

Phone: 235-1551

Email: kbaycaffe@gmail.com