We always like to hear that a new independent, non-chain coffee house is going to open--especially when it's an award-winning, community-minded, eco-friendly one.
So the unveiling of a second location of award-winning Kéan Coffee
is good news indeed. Does that make it a chain? I think not, although owner Martin Diedrich was the founder of Diedrich's coffee. In fact, the "new" site in Tustin was previously a Starbucks, and, before that, a Diedrich's. What goes around comes around, as they say.
Update: Martin confirms that they had their soft opening today (Monday, March 23) and that business was good and customers keen--or should that be Kéan?
Full report later this week... Kéan Coffee, 2043 Westcliff Drive, Suite 100, Newport Beach, (949) 642-5326; now also at: 13681 Newport Avenue, Suite 14, Tustin, (714) 838-5326