Coffee shop changes hands

NORWICH – The new owners of Cafe, Inc. are eager to make their mark on the Norwich coffee shop they purchased just before Christmas. John Jablonski and Tara Mirabito have big plans for their newly-acquired business, including a revamp of both the decor and the menu.



The couple, who got engaged right before Thanksgiving, hasn’t wasted any time putting their mark on the cafe. Already they have added a few signature beverages to their coffee menu, including the Jablo (JAY-blow) Special. A play on Jablonski’s high school nickname, the drink combines hot cocoa with a shot of espresso for some extra kick.

“That’ll get you,” laughed Mirabito, recalling the first time her fiancé had tried out the highly caffeinated beverage. Jablonski is working on creating a Taratini smoothie in her honor, to compliment the existing menu offerings.

Next on the agenda will be adding a splash of color to the cafe’s neutral walls.

“I think it will liven it up,” said Mirabito. But don’t bother asking what colors she has in mind, her lips are sealed.


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