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March 3, 2016

Whole Foods café and pub joins Portland food fest

Portland’s Whole Food supermarket has opened a café with trendy coffees and teas, and plans to open a pub featuring local beer in about a month, the Bangor Daily News reported.

These are the latest entries in the “food renaissance,” as it’s been termed, going on in the city, where it was recently announced that a rotisserie named Hero would be opening soon.

The new hangouts are “just another way Whole Foods is differentiating ourselves with quality products,” coffee team leader Orchard White told the paper. The café will feature a variety of brewing styles from “hand brew” to cold brews to the popular Modbar espresso system.

“These are the kind of brewing styles that are popular in California ‘hipster’ cafes,” White said.

Both new concepts for the Texas-based grocer are being tested across the country.

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) is based in Austin, Texas, and has 439 stores.

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