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Vienna-based chocolate and coffee shop coming to Old Town

Belgium waffle at Lily’s Chocolate & Coffee (image via Lily’s Chocolate & Coffee/Facebook)

(Updated 1:40 p.m.) A coffee shop founded by Iraqi immigrants has filed a permit to open in Old Town.

Lily’s Chocolate and Coffee is coming to 631 King Street at the intersection with S. Washington Street. The site was previously Francesca’s until it closed in 2020.

The shop first opened on Vienna’s Maple Avenue in 2021 and specializes in a pastry called lokma.

“We differentiate ourselves by using the best kinds of chocolate from around the globe,” the owners said in the application. “At Lily’s Chocolate & Coffee, not only do we serve light and delicious desserts, but we also serve a wide range of hot and cold beverages to serve our customers with a unique, unforgettable experience.”

The shop will be open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and open from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Photo via Lily’s Chocolate & Coffee/Facebook

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