Kavaccino's was originally opened in 1996 by a Dutch family- which is where the name comes from. In Holland Kava is slang for Coffee, like a cup of Joe, or some Java. They ran the business successfully for 13 years before passing it on to another couple, Kay and Charlie, who ran it for another decade before we arrived.
My husband Alastair and I are the current owners. Alastair has had family in Lacombe since it was a small farming community of less than 1000, so really moving here was more like moving back home. He's also the face you'll normally see when you come by. I am Sarah and I'm the chef. It means most of my time is spent hiding in the kitchen making all the treats that we serve in the cafe, working on catering orders or experimenting with entirely new culinary creations. I studied at SAIT for two years and NAIT for one, where I got my Red Seal in Culinary Arts.
We want to respect the long history this cafe has had in the community while still moving forward with new ideas and flavours. We believe strongly in homemade food using local ingredients which is why we make as much as possible from scratch in house. We want Kavaccino's to always feel like a home. So we invite you, whenever you're nearby stop in for a home cooked meal, a cup of coffee or a game because you're welcome here.