Walnut Hills' newest coffee shop/jazz lounge opens

Caffe Vivace turns from a coffee shop by day into a jazz lounge at night (David Kalonick/Cincinnati Business Courier)

CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Business Courier) - Walnut Hills' new coffee-shop-by-day, jazz-lounge-by-night is now open.

Caffè Vivace is now open for business and will host a grand opening party April 6-7.

Longtime Cincinnati jazz musician Brent Gallaher and his wife, Vanessa Keeton, are the duo behind Caffè Vivace. The name comes from the Italian word for coffee and a musical term meaning "lively."

Caffè Vivace has a breakfast menu with bagels and breakfast sandwiches, and it will serve sandwiches and salads for lunch. In the evening it will switch to a tapas menu with five or six small plates.

The beverage program consists of coffee and espresso drinks as well as mixed drinks and craft beer. Caffè Vivace will host live music Monday through Saturday nights with local and national acts. During the day Gallaher intends for it to serve as a station for people who work remotely. To that end, he plans to have a corner space with a blackboard for meetings. He also wants to reserve one night a week for younger or student musicians.

Subscribers can see inside the space and learn more about plans for what it will offer, in the full story from the Cincinnati Business Courier here (for Business Courier subscribers).

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