Hype Café Opens at 12th and PA Avenue – Here’s Their Coffee Menu/Prices & More Photos
by Larry Janezich
You walk in and notice lots of light, tables and counter space. “Why Hype?” you ask. Proprietor Samuel Mengista says, “It’s the name we came up with to express the effect of the coffee.” Mengista and his fiancée Hanna Tesfamicael opened Hype last Saturday.
At present, the café serves drinks and pastries. A grand opening planned for the end of the month will mark an expansion of the menu to feature sandwiches and injera – the traditional flat spongy bread of several East African countries – with Ethiopian vegetable toppings. Next summer could see the addition of a sidewalk café.
The café is open seven days a week, weekdays from 7:00am until 9:00pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 8:00am until 9:00pm.