Yaba Java Cafe is set to open in McKinney on Lake Forest Drive. (Courtesy Yaba Java Cafe)
Yaba Java Cafe is projected to open sometime in early September at 3935 S. Lake Forest Drive, Ste. 125, McKinney. Owners Toleen Hatkwa and Zuzan Almizori will offer a full range of coffee and espresso beverages, from cappuccinos to lattes and hot and cold coffees as well as juices and made-in-house Italian cream sodas at the cafe. In addition, the business will serve pastries and sweets from Bidi, an Italian company based out of New Jersey, as well as fresh muffins and other pastries. Food items will include quiches and breakfast sandwiches as well as pizza and paninis and specialty dishes such as lamb racks, salmon, kebabs and flatbread.
“I want you to come in here and feel really comfortable,” Ayman Hatkwa, Toleen's husband, said.
He added the cafe will have bookshelves and benches in addition to tables and chairs to encourage that sort of environment. A website and business phone number are coming soon.Editor's note: This article has been updated to include updated and additional information.