It's a specialty coffee-pastries-fresh sandwiches and homemade
soups-of-the-day eatery. No fried food here! Owner Kella Allspach
along with her friend and former lead chef at the Lincoln Christian
University, Lesa Jackson, are excited about their new venture,
specializing in top-of-the-line whole bean coffees, featuring a
special house blend, Kella's Roast.
Kella and Lesa have always wanted to do this type of cafe together.
The decor is of a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style design, with
table tops in decoupage of old-time newspaper articles and photos of
Mount Pulaski and vicinity. The complete coffee bar features both
hot and cold drinks, homemade pastries and specialty teas. All the
food and pastries are made on-site such as the much-heard about
raspberry-cheesecake latte, coconut, caramel and praline cream pie
and her Aunt K's chocolate chip cookies.
The counter is a lacquered cherry top that came from a tree
toppled by a tornado several years ago and milled to her
specifications. The front sides of the counter are of refurbished
and lacquered vintage doors that serve as windows to her pastries.
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Calm = Chester, Aetna, Laenna, and Mount
Pulaski Townships, an acronym illustrating in a word Kella's
salute for the Mount Pulaski and surrounding communities that
she has always known and loved.
Free wireless internet will be available.
Hours: Tues thru Sat, 6 am - 4 pm.
Reservations for special events will be available.
[Text and photos by PHIL BERTONI]