Reborn under new ownership. Kaldi's has reopened, and the vibe is pertty much the same, but the service and consistency are both dramatically improved. The coffee is still top-notch, and they have added beers on tap, including several of the local (and excellent) Barrelhouse beers. If you haven't been down in a while, you should try it out again.
The only coffee shop with a solid vegetarian menu and true New York-style ambience..
Nighttime owns the buzz at Kaldi's, with everyone from the cultural elite to tavern regulars stopping by. There's a full bar and free entertainment, including '60s-style jazz trios and acoustic singer-songwriters. Local artists display their works on the walls, while the bookshelves are stocked with thousands of titles, from pulp fiction to philosophical treatises.
You'll salivate over veggie lasagna, red beans and rice, blackened tofu burritos and a delicious "Un-burger" made with a seitan patty. Try the soup of the day, and if you want something non-vegetarian, get the club sandwich or a blackened chicken pita. Kaldi's opens early on weekdays to serve coffee and pastries; weekends, the quaint brunch from 10am to 2pm features French toast, breakfast burritos, croissants and good old bacon and eggs.
over rated. after the rotten attitude there i hadnt been back in years- acted like it was a big deal to put a slice of cake on a plate - went back and gave another try and still wasnt impressed with the service might like it better if i didnt have to hassle with parking and panhandlers
A True Joy!. Kaldi's is one of the last great coffee shops where they serve great food and the ambience is amazing. They have poetry readings, live performances, and walls lined with books for you to read while there. It is very small and cozy. A great place for a first date, romantic outing, or just to relax and listen to local music or read.