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Fellini Caffè and CoCo Crepes Brews Up Plans for Coffee Shop Expansion

Two uber-popular cafes headed to even more popular destinations.

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Balancing out Houston's love affair with steaks, barbecue and tacos is the city's growing obsession with coffee. As two popular coffee shops ready plans to expand, the obsession isn't dying down any time soon.

After establishing a loyal fan base in Rice Village, mostly of Italian expats, Fellini Caffè prepares to spread its wings further west. First reported by Houston Chronicle, Fellini partners Salvatore Albelice and Monica Gonzales are joining forces with Nash and Brina D’Amico, the father/daughter team behind D’Amico’s Italian Market Cafe to open a location at CityCentre. Fellini Gelato & Caffè will incorporate the cafe aspect of its Rice Village outpost, offering coffee roasted from Italy imported Lavazza beans, pastries, paninis, wine and small plates. Additionally, the new coffee shop will introduce gelato to the menu. Fellini Gelato & Caffè is expected to open mid-July at 794 Sorella Court.

With locations in Town & Country, Washington Avenue, Vintage Park and Midtown, CoCo Crepes Waffles & Coffee's domination continues to Rice Village. The crepêrie, which also doubles as a coffee shop, replaces shuttered Berripop at 2339 University Boulevard, Suite A. Anticipated to open this spring, CoCo's menu offerings include crepes, waffles, paninis, gelato and coffee beverages.