Expanded Cafe Katja Opens on Orchard Street
Posted on: October 11th, 2012 at 6:28 am by Elie
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.
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