Mokka Coffehouse will officially open at their new location at 469 Thames Street on Spring Wharf, formerly Provencal Bakery, on Friday, April 1st.

What’sUpNewp brought you the news that Mokka would be moving from 476 Thames Street to 469 Thames Street back on February 3rd. Mokka opened at 476 Thames Street in May of 2012 and officially closed on March 20th, 2016.

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

The move to the new location, which will open at 8am on April 1st, will allow Mokka to expand its offerings to include more sandwiches, soups and things to go.

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.

“The move really is a great opportunity for us to continue to build on our success of the last few years”, Jack Corey, Owner of Mokka Coffeehouse, told What’sUpNewp back in February.

“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.

Mokka will open at 8am daily and can be found on Facebook.

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