Coming Soon to Chadds Ford: A Perfectly Placed Coffee Shop

Chadds Café + Store, slated to join the Chadds Ford Village & Barn Shops later this year, is hosting a preview event on Saturday, June 23.


There are plenty of great restaurants, shops and amenities in Chadds Ford, but when a caffeine craving strikes, nearby options are relatively few. On Saturday, June 23, however, coffee lovers can get a taste of a new convenience: Chadds Café + Store, which is slated to join the Chadds Ford Village & Barn Shops later this year.

The cafe is hosting a casual open-house event from noon until 6 p.m.—complete with wine and beer from Chaddsford Winery, food, live music by Couple Days and tours of the other village businesses.

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The shops, currently owned by Briana Brant and her family, originally opened in 1969. The barn was a booming shopping destination in the 1970s, but a fire in the early ’80s left it in need of renovations.

Currently the barn houses seven businesses: Arden + James, Chrome Salon, Besoul Studio, Green Meadows Florist, Lynn Victoria Cosmetic & Medical Skin Care, Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery and Yoga Underground.

“The coffee shop is the missing piece,” says Brant, who owns Arden + James.

The cafe’s menu will extend beyond coffee from Brandywine Coffee Roasters: Expect Woodside Farm Creamery ice cream (just vanilla, chocolate and strawberry to start), and the famous stromboli from Romano’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant. Chef Pam Lau, formerly of Talula’s Table, will prepare fresh food like soups and salads, too.

Brant hopes the cafe will officially open for business sometime in mid-September; in the meantime, it will host small events and parties throughout the summer.

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More information:
Summer Open House at Chadds Café 
+ Store
Saturday, June 23, from noon–6 p.m.
1609 Baltimore Pike, Suite 500, 
Chadds Ford, Pa.