Kataluma Chai opens next month

Kataluma Chai Company will open next month with a grand opening weekend Oct. 16-18 when patrons can get a free cup of chai latte or free scoop of ice cream during the opening weekend. A ribbon cutting ceremony is slated for Oct. 14.

The gourmet tea cafe at 1470 Main St. will offer chai teas, coffee and bagels, breakfast pastries, and desserts, in addition to free Wi-Fi and study areas. (I don’t know about you but I think we could use some decent bagels within walking distance of downtown.) The cafe is leasing about 650 square feet from the adjacent Niece’s Pieces.

It’s the first Kataluma Chai on the East Coast, with existing locations in Lakewood, Colo. and Silverdale, Wash. Rahway residents Aisha Thomas-Petit and Danielle Etienne decided to open the cafe after a visit to Colorado.