Cafe Katja Looking to Expand Again on Orchard Street

Posted on: February 4th, 2013 at 6:28 am by


Like a kid going through the awkward stages of puberty, Cafe Katja continues to outgrow its smallish footprint. After all, ballooning crowds require more dining real estate. Not four months after a high-profile expansion into the adjacent 77 Orchard Street, the five-year-old Austrian joint will knock down yet another wall in the same mid-block building.

Cafe Katja plans to occupy 75 Orchard Street as well, previously the Carlos Campos boutique, and therefore seeks an alteration to the current liquor license. Assuming Community Board 3 awards an approval later this month (which seems likely), the popular neighborhood eatery will encompass three adjoining Orchard Street addresses. Crazy.

How do you feel about the new and improved Cafe Katja?  Does it need another annex?

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  • LESider

    Cafe Katja is fabulous in every way- food, atmosphere, service. It gets very crowded, so extra space would help.

  • Truens

    I can’t go in there without smelling like a fryer. It seems unecessary to expand again (like Angelina, the huge space with nobody in it and bad service) but they probably know better than I.

  • JL

    live down the block and have never been cause it’s always packed, I have only heard great things, can’t wait