Architect’s rendering of Lewi Café interior courtesy Sebil Alemu.

Work is underway on a new café and coffee shop at 911 Bonifant St. on the ground floor of The Bonifant senior apartments.

“At this moment we are in the construction phase hoping to open the cafe for the upcoming new year,” said Sebil Alemu in an email to the Source.

Alemu is one of the principals behind Lewi Café and pointed out that the company currently operates Snow Café in Ellicott City.

That shop features hot and cold coffee drinks, bubble teas, smoothies, traditional and specialty sandwiches, paninis, salads and Belgian waffles. The café also serves breakfast.

Snow Café also specializes in Korean snow ice desserts. This dessert dates back to the 12th century and typically included shaved ice with “a few ingredients, primarily red bean paste, Korean rice cakes, and ground nut powder. In the mid-20th century, foreign influence led to the addition of nuts, ice cream, cereal, syrups, whipped cream, fruit cocktail, and fruits, to include maraschino cherries,” according to the company website.

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Café and coffee shop coming to The Bonifant

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Café and coffee shop coming to The Bonifant

Café and coffee shop coming to The Bonifant

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