Tuesday, January 24, 2012

iYO Cafe Is Opening in Somerville's Davis Square

[Ed note: This article was edited on January 25 to reflect the fact that iYO Cafe is neither connected to the Vietnam-based frozen yogurt chain with a similar name, nor the Denton, TX shop with an identical name.]

It looks like a frozen yogurt shop is going to be opening in the Davis Square section of Somerville.

According to a planning staff report on the City of Somerville website, iYO Cafe is looking to open on Elm Street where the Farmers Bounty convenience store currently resides. The report mentions that the 68-seat iYO Cafe will focus on such items as frozen yogurt, pastries, coffee, and tea, with self-serve frozen yogurt stations and a self-serve topping station within the space. Proposed hours for the cafe are 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM, seven days a week. An email sent by the owner of the shop states that the place will also offer personalized fruit blends and smoothies as well, and that the space will include cafe-style seating, a fireplace, Wifi, and a "drawing room," which will be a dedicated space where customers can work individually or with advance notice, reserve the entire space for a study group, or an event such as a child's birthday party.

Contrary to what was originally reported, iYo Cafe is not connected to the Vietnam-based iYO frozen yogurt chain, nor is it affiliated with the iYO Cafe in Denton, TX.

Expect a spring opening for iYO Cafe in Davis Square.

[August 3 update: According to a poster on Chowhound (and confirmed by their Facebook page), iYO Cafe is now open.]

The address for this new cafe in Somerville is: iYO Cafe, 234 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144. Their website can be found at http://iyocafe.com/

The PDF file from the City of Somerville site that contains this information is at the link below:

Planning Staff Report [PDF file]

Thanks to a poster on the Chowhound site for bringing this to our attention.

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Blogger Jacy Edelman said...

R.I.P. Farmers Bounty....

12:06 PM  

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