Come April 1st, Mokka Coffehouse, the old world style coffeehouse that opened at 476 Thames Street in May of 2012, will move to a new location and expand its offerings to include more sandwiches, soups and things to go.

Mokka Coffeehouse’s move is approximately 213 feet north of their current location.

The new space will be literally be just around the corner from their current location on Spring Wharf, the space was formerly operated as Provencal Bakery.

“The move really is a great opportunity for us to continue to build on our success of the last few years”, said Jack Corey, Owner of Mokka Coffeehouse.

“With the new location we not only will be able to bring life to an underutilized historic building and courtyard, but we will be better able to serve locals, staff of local businesses and our loyal customers that are staff and students at IYRS”, Corey went on to share.

Corey hopes to use his many years of experience working in restaurants to provide more inventory and menu choices, while continuing to serve the same great coffee, espresso and cold brew ice coffee.

Future courtyard and main entrance for Mokka Coffeehouse at 469 Thames Street at Spring Wharf

“We’re looking forward to the move and the new location, it will allow us the opportunity to be able to provide locals and visitors a great place to grab coffee, breakfast or lunch and everyone will have the opportunity to sit outside and relax in the courtyard and watch the world go by while drinking a great cup of coffee”, Corey told What’sUpNewp.
The ability for people to pay with credit cards and longer hours in the summer season are among those things that will also be available in the new space.

“Thank you to all of the local residents and local businesses that have made the last several years possible, we look forward to serving you and seeing you at our new location”, Corey shared.

Mokka Coffeehouse will continue to operate at their current location at 476 Thames Street until the end of day on March 20th. They are open daily (except Tuesday) from 8am – 4pm.

Follow Mokka Coffeehouse on Facebook for future updates and information.

Mokka Coffeehouse’s new address come April 1st will be 469 Thames Street at Spring Wharf.

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