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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

First Pics: Chhaya reopens with room to spare at 1819 E. Passyunk Ave.

Cafe, coffeeshop and waffle specialist Chhaya has moved into its bigger location at 1819 E. Passyunk Ave., just two doors up from the original that opened in 2010.

Chhaya's new spot is at 1819 E. Passyunk Ave.

Chhaya’s new spot is at 1819 E. Passyunk Ave.

Though it’s only double the size, it seems even bigger, and now the cafe is poised to become a new-mommy haven since there’s finally room to stow a stroller — or two or three, for that matter.

The most coveted seats, in the window

The most coveted seats, in the window

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Owner V Beuria has opened with the same menu of pour-over coffee, espresso drinks, pastries, sandwiches, waffles and breakfast dishes. But she says that once they’ve settled in after a few weeks, they’ll start adding some new items to the menu. Eventually, she plans to experiment with later hours and may even start dinnertime service.

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That striking blond at the table is PSCA president Pam Zenzola. Say hi, Pam!

That striking blond at the table facing the camera is PSCA president Pam Zenzola. Say hi, Pam!

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The fancy new espresso maker that Beuria told Zagat “cost more than my car.”

Owner V Beuria doing the pour-over thing.

Owner V Beuria doing the pour-over thing.

For now, hours are the same: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 to 6 Saturday and Sunday. The kitchen closes daily at 3 p.m. Here’s the menu, but click to zoom in.

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And in case you’re wondering, yes, you can BYOB. So grab a bottle of champagne, order a pitcher of O.J. and camp out for brunch.

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2 Responses to First Pics: Chhaya reopens with room to spare at 1819 E. Passyunk Ave.

  1. PamZ August 22, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    Love the description, striking blond!

    thanks

  2. PamZ August 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    Love the new chhaya too!

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