November 09, 2012
'The Kind' offers delicious treats to students, familiesLooking for a place to escape the cold and cozy up with something hot and delicious? Check out the Kind Café.
A staple in Selinsgrove for several years, the Kind Café offers a variety of baked goods, sandwiches and drinks for all to enjoy.
The ambiance at the Kind, as it's referred to by students, is very casual and comfortable. Josh Grubb, co-owner of the Kind along with his sister Julia Grubb, said that they try to give their customers an atmosphere where they feel comfortable studying as well as meeting up with friends to hang out and catch up.
"We've had [the Kind] for about four years now and we've changed things around a little bit," he said.
"But the basic idea was to have a café here in Selinsgrove since there wasn't really anything else like that close by."
There are round tables with high-backed chairs in groups of four around the front of the café and scattered sunken sofas with coffee tables in the back for customers to use while working or studying.
There is art on the walls from local artists, a chessboard and a checkerboard for entertainment, magazines on end tables around the room and music filtering through the speakers to keep your ears occupied while you wait.
The Kind's menu has something to suit any appetite: from the classic Italian-style pressed sandwiches grilled to order and served with kettle cooked chips and a dill spear pickle to wraps and salads served with grilled bread and tossed with homemade Balsamic dressing. There are options available for vegan and vegetarian diets as well.
"We have a small kitchen," Grubb said, "But we expanded the menu about a year into the change and it's been a slowly evolving process ever since."
The Kind also has a wide array of drinks to offer their customers. There are the usual cold drinks like fresh brewed ice tea, Italian soda with a range of flavor shots such as raspberry, peach, and eggnog to get you in the seasonal mood and iced coffee.
There is also hot chocolate, Harney & Sons assorted tea and chai lattes available to help battle the cold.
The Kind serves lattes and cappuccinos with the choice to add soy milk, espresso or a flavor shot and straight up espresso.
The smoothies are a popular option; the flavors include double fudge, chai vanilla, thai, green and jet tea.
Muffins, scones, coffee cakes and other pastries are fresh baked for selection daily.
The Kind is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lunch being served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In honor of Family Weekend, the Kind will be open this Sunday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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