Cafe Caturra, with three locations around the Richmond area, is about to open its fourth. A new location is slated to open in September in the Short Pump Crossing shopping center, near Ukrop’s. With the incredible decor and upscale setting of the location on Grove Avenue, it’s easy to mistake the cafe for a sit-down restaurant. […]
Cafe Caturra, with three locations around the Richmond area, is about to open its fourth. A new location is slated to open in September in the Short Pump Crossing shopping center, near Ukrop’s. With the incredible decor and upscale setting of the location on Grove Avenue, it’s easy to mistake the cafe for a sit-down restaurant.
Owner John Duffey says the atmosphere is best described as “sophisticated casual.” “We’re actually a cafe and we consider it our mission to provide the community a memorable social experience encompassing fresh roasted coffee, high quality foods and unique wines,” Duffey said.
Cafe Caturra serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is known for their fresh coffee, roasted in-house daily, as well as panini sandwiches, specialty soups and hand-tossed salads.
10-12 domestic and imported beers are featured at the cafe, and they also stock 24 select wines from Portugal, Spain & France, stored in a temperature-controlled, in-house wine preservation system. Paired with the wines, cheese boards are offered around dinnertime, meant to be shared and enjoyed with friends.
Duffey says the idea is to create a place where people are comfortable in any situation, any time of day. The cafe is ideal for everything from business meetings (free Wi-Fi is available) to a casual meal with friends. “We put the experience in the hands of the customer,” Duffey added.
The Short Pump location will be in an outparcel of the Short Pump Crossing shopping center, in space formerly occupied by Long & Foster Realtors, who moved to another space in the same center. A large patio, 17 feet in length, will adorn the side of the cafe, along with an indoor/outdoor fireplace for the fall and winter months.
Duffey says the decision to locate the restaurant off of the high-profile and sought after West Broad Street corridor was made to give the cafe more of a neighborhood feel. Numerous communities such as Wellesley, Church Run and Barrington are a short distance from the property.
The cafe will bring a handful of new jobs to the area. Those interested in employment can stop by or call the Grove Avenue location at 285-0690 for more information.
Photos from the Grove Avenue location, which will be similar to Short Pump, can be seen below.