Dayton, Kentucky Honduran cafe Unataza Coffee is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. And in honor of the exciting business benchmark, they're inviting their patrons, friends and neighbors to their first ever Paella Night pop-up on Sept. 24.
The coffee shop was born from owner Alejandra Flores’ desire to bring together two places she loved dearly: Northern Kentucky and her native country of Honduras.
Flores initially opened Unataza as a pop-up shop and facilitated coffee origin trips to her home country to show the process behind the beloved beverage. In September of 2019, Unataza Coffee opened a brick-and-mortar in Dayton.
The shop may be well-known for its delicious caffeinated drinks using Honduran coffee, but they also offer a petite menu of Honduran-inspired dishes, in addition to hosting seasonal nightly events including Spanish lessons and salsa dancing classes.
For their anniversary celebration, the coffee shop is teaming up with Bellevue-based Fire Lab, an edible endeavor by a local Venezuelan couple who focuses on "outside cooking."
The dinner will be made in Unataza's outdoor space using fire and logs, and there will be two different groups available — the traditional paella with seafood will begin at 6 p.m., and the vegetarian paella will begin at 7:45 p.m. Tickets cost $50 per person and include a non-alcoholic beverage, salad, paella and dessert. According to the event page, guests are welcome to BYOB.
The event is limited, and tickets are required in advance. Order yours here.
Unataza Coffee, 620 Sixth Ave., Dayton, Kentucky, unatazacoffee.com.