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Delaware Salaries: Lori Kline, Oy Vey Café Owner


Café Owner
Lori Kline, Oy Vey Café, Rehoboth Beach
Creative salads, sandwiches, desserts and drinks, with to-go beach lunches
Salary: $35,000-$40,000
In the biz: 16 years
Job fave: “The people. Many customers have become great friends; my staff. We work in close quarters like family.”
Backstory: At age 30, Lori left an unsatisfying job as special education teacher outside Washington, D.C., to live on a boat in Dewey Beach and work in a friend’s coffee shop. Within two years, the shop was hers.
Most popular item: Chicken salad
Favorite items: Turkey Ruben, avocado supreme, whitefish salad
Tomatoes prepared: 175 to 200 pounds a week—at a pound per minute
Chicken prepped: Average week: 160 pounds; holiday weekend: 180 pounds

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