Over a decade ago, Peter Scalata and William “Billy” Achorn were sitting around their living room with friends, enjoying a great cup of coffee. The conversation meandered comfortably for a while, but ultimately led to a specific question: How and where might they recreate the experience of warmth and lively conversation for a larger community?
In 2004, this question was answered. The Coffee Table Cafe opened at the Popponessett “Poppy” Marketplace in Mashpee, Massachusetts. Then in 2008, in response to their many devoted customers on the Cape, they added a new site at the Hy-Line Landing in Hyannis.
Today, Peter and Billy are grateful to serve long lines of their loyal and “new” friends. In addition to a fabulous cup of coffee, their customers are now offered homemade muffins, a wide array of sandwiches, with catering facilities as well.
Establishing these venues into “cape traditions” wasn’t always easy. In fact, years ago, one of the Coffee Table’s most ardent fans did point out a quite significant gap in their offerings. Worry not! Peter and Billy immediately addressed the issue, and now there are biscuits and water for their four-legged friends as well.
Business partners for over 25 years, Billy and Peter remain focused on invigorating the community. As owners of the Coffee Table Cafe’ venues, the pair have served thousands of coffees and muffins, and never run out of camaraderie and good-will for their dynamic Cape Cod communities.
Peter and Billy will continue to welcome you to stop by at any time. If you choose to indulge in their uniquely roasted coffee and delectable pastries and deli sandwiches, you will most certainly share a carafe of good humor. A happy respite from the daily grind!
The pair’s vision of coffee with friends has certainly expanded from their living room, with much larger tables and in three locations!