Plantsville’s Kess Café Mixes Urban Chic with Victorian Charm Antique lovers visiting Plantsville, Connecticut adore The Kess Café , a funky eatery which is best described as Urban Chic meets Victorian Charm.
News-Antique.com - Mar 24,2008 - If you love to eat and you love to shop for antiques than you will have a blast dining at the Kess Café on Main Street says C Dianne Zweig author of "Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s" and the soon to be released "Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes."
Zweig who showcases her own antiques at The Plantsville General Store Antique Center, introduced cafe owner Tim Kessler to Plantsville. Kessler, a California chef was excited about the revitalization project underway in Plantsville and was ready and eager to re-locate to this charming New England town.
Now Plantsville residents, Tim and his wife Tina, have shaken up this little town with their West Coast inspired hip menu and outstanding food which they offer at very reasonable prices.
The Kess Café, is the “new kid on the block” introducing an innovative menu inside this quirky café which successfully mixes together two different generations. The front dining area is decorated in what some might call “hip hop California inspired retro chic ”. The rear dining room is bit of a departure from the front end and is very much a marriage of classic Victorian style with a cozy forties look. During lunch and dinner, Jazz music is heard throughout the restaurant and service is provided by experienced waitstaff who also happen to be musicians.
Plantsville Village is a perfect setting for folks who enjoy an afternoon out hunting for antiques, art, collectibles or vintage furnishings. Seven antique and collectible establishments make up this town which is anchored by two large multi-dealer shops, The Plantsville General Store Antique Center and Plantsville Station Antiques. Four additional antique and collectibles shops; Village Antique Shop , Vintage Mercantile, Antiquities, Country Cottage, Viva la Vintage are clustered together to make this a very pleasant town to stroll.
The best part of antiquing in Plantsville is how easy it is to find just what you are after at prices which seem to be rolled back to earlier times. Plantsville is one of Connecticut’s best kept secrets. Many shoppers are pleased to discover that the shops in town offer lots of furniture, china, jewelry, pottery, textiles, ephemera, glassware, kitchenware, toys and more with fresh inventory all the time.
Now that Tim Kessler has opened the Kess Café, Plantsville is seeing lots of new faces and local store owners are delighted. Kessler will shortly celebrate his one year anniversary at Kess Café. Tim’s easy going personality and outstanding food has attracted a big contingency of café loyalists who keep coming back and are always introducing new patrons to this “excellent eatery”......these by the way are the very same words that have become Tim’s logo and are printed on his storefront window.
When Tim isn’t at the stove, he is in his Kayak, making his way down the river which is right out the back door of his café. In warmer weather, the café backdoors open and guests of the café can enjoy the view and