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[Renderings] Rozina Bake House and Coffee To Replace Sivas Express Downtown

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[Renderings] Rozina Bake House and Coffee To Replace Sivas Express Downtown

Mediterranean pastries, sandwiches, and ice coffee slushies will soon be served near Georgia State University.

Shay Lavi, the owner of newish catering company Let’s Eat, is opening Rozina Bake House & Coffee downtown, at 33 Hurt Plaza SE near Georgia State University.

Rozina Bake House will replace the now-shuttered Sivas Express, a spin-off of the wildly successful full-service Midtown restaurant by the same name.

Lavi and his partners, which include members of the Sivas team, are targeting a November, early-December opening, the Israeli-born restaurateur Wednesday told What Now Atlanta in a telephone interview.

"Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food are much more than just falafel and gyros," Lavi said.

"When you visit Rozina, you'll see what I mean. We're teaming up to change the way people think about Mediterranean food."

On the menu will be pre-made grab-and-go pastries and sandwiches as well as made-to-order breakfast and salads at "prices designed for everyone to afford."

In a partnership with Athens' 1000 Faces Coffee, Rozina will serve ice coffee slushies along with the roaster's "amazing coffee program."

The 3,000-square-foot space will feel like you're sitting in an outdoor cafe in Europe, according to Lavi.

Think exposed bricks, plants, and a central fountain "for the water noise."

Every table will offer an outlet for charging phones and laptops to make the space student and business-friendly.

Lavi moved from Israel only three years ago and named Rozina after his grandmother.

"My mom, grandma, and my wife are my inspiration. They're everything to me. My grandma had a big role in my life. I wanted my first place to honor her name."

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Caleb Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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