Expanded Cafe Katja Opens on Orchard Street

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

Five-year-old Cafe Katja is officially back on track, having just reopened in its new expanded space on Orchard Street. It’s been rather easy following progress here, as contractors didn’t bother installing the requisite window garnishments in the intervening months of renovation. An early-bird crowd was buzzing the dining room yesterday evening, and the hostess on duty confirmed that the joint is now indeed operational.

The finished product boasts the same tasteful exposed brick and incandescent lighting that customers became accustomed to in the cramped predecessor. Better chances of snagging a table and more legroom are key…

Grub St got its hands on the new menu, published below.

Cafe Katja Menu

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  • Joey

    Had dinner there last night. Had to wait more than an hour to sit down (crazy for Katja!) but loyalty is loyalty. This place awesome. They’ve done an amazing job. It’s cool how they’ve maintained the intimacy while expanding the space. It’s almost like a cozy, classy beer garden now. Food still delicious and prices are the same.