The Sparlings expect to open any day, awaiting final paperwork to clear through Saanich. The couple have been busy “de-Starbucking” the space for several months, have hired new staff and completed training, and are fine-tuning a menu that will include takeaway snacks and sandwiches for picnics on the nearby beach.
Will Sparling said the Cadboro Bay location is a perfect spot to replicate what the couple have in their Moka House in Cook Street Village. That location is extremely popular with area residents as well as others visiting Beacon Hill Park or shopping on Cook Street. On most days, the patios are overflowing — living up to its official name Moka House Coffee + Community.