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Together at last: Coffee and pizza joint opens on Broad Street

Opheliya’s Coffee and Pizza opened earlier this month at 2124 S. Broad St., and as you can guess by the name, it’s not the typical pizza joint.

Opheliya's coffee and pizza (2)

Owner Will Mamedoly opened the restaurant because he likes coffee and pizza, but most of all he wants to sell coffee and pizza at affordable prices. He buys the coffee from LaRoca by D & L Coffee , but he plans on branching out to bring in Costa Rica red bean from a friend’s plantation.

The dough is hand-tossed and the sauce is made from scratch. Mamedoly described the sauce as sweeter than other sauces. ”I want to put the labor in it,” he said.

But why the combination of pizza and coffee? Mamedoly said he didn’t want to do something that was trendy, and coffee shops are trendy, he said. So, he decided to put a spin on a trend, and combine coffee with pizza.

“I initially wanted to do a coffee and cake spot,” he said. “But  the place had the equipment for making pizza.”

He also likes the neighborhood. “I like the fact that there’s the 30-year-old professional crowd,” he said. “It’s a community.”

Opheliya's Coffee and Pizza opened last Wednesday.

Opheliya’s Coffee and Pizza opened this month.


Additionally, other menu items include cheesesteaks, wraps and burgers. Mamedoly also wants to sell hot tea eventually.

“I want it to be a good place with good food at decent prices,” he said.

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5 Responses to Together at last: Coffee and pizza joint opens on Broad Street

  1. ProvWitout June 22, 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    I look at the cheap signage and just keep walking… Every business in that picture is crap. And the covers describe their books perfectly… 1st class operations don’t have those cheap signs out front…

  2. Mike June 24, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    La Rosa Pizza is right down from there and has the same type of signage…if you think that’s crap then you my friend have no tongue.

    • ProbWitout June 25, 2014 at 11:55 am #

      Yeah they’re ok. I prefer Marra’s…

      • ProvWitout June 25, 2014 at 11:56 am #

        Yeah they’re ok. I prefer Marra’s…

    • AnthonyG June 25, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

      He give La Rosa a pass because they’re Italian and have been around for 20 years. Therefore it’s ok their place look like crap and is filthy. Italian & rundown = good.

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