Kona Craft Kitchen bringing Hawaiian espresso and scratch kitchen to Dublin’s Bridge Park

Owners Stacey and Frank Leary are opening Kona Craft Kitchen at 6757 Longshore St.  in Dublin's Bridge Park on March 3.

Kona Craft Kitchen in Dublin’s Bridge Park was boisterous on a snowy morning Feb. 11.

Staff deftly maneuvered within the kitchen whereas making sauces and pastries, and different employees members labored behind a bar mixing a wide range of coffees.

The one factor lacking? Prospects.

They are going to come at 4 pm March 3 when Kona Craft Kitchen opens for enterprise at 6757 Longshore St.

Kitchen supervisor Joel Myatt picks parsley from the stems to use in the chimichurri at Kona Craft Kitchen on Feb.  11.

About 90 workers on the employees are making ready for that day by practising full-scale operations within the 5,537-square-foot restaurant.

“It is thrilling to look at,” stated Stacy Leary, who owns Kona Craft Kitchen together with her husband, Frank.

The Dublin couple took the primary steps to open the restaurant in 2019, however the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic delayed the trouble.

“We each had retired (by 2019), and (working a restaurant) was a dream of ours,” stated Frank Leary.

In June 2019, the couple took a cross-country journey, visiting eating places to assemble as many as concepts and ideas as potential to combine into their restaurant.

But it surely was off the mainland and in Hawaii the place the couple discovered the inspiration for Kona Craft Kitchen.

They visited Kona Espresso Purveyors in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Lattes are on the beverage menu at Kona Craft Kitchen.

The espresso beans, from the Hawaiian island and volcanic soil, are milled, roasted and brewed close to the espresso store, and the beans from the area are often known as Kona espresso, stated Frank Leary.

“We requested to fulfill the house owners and toured their facility,” he stated.

The couple reached a buying settlement for Kona espresso and introduced it to Ohio, he stated.

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