The grapevine brings word that the community of Kensington is Pappalecco's newest destination.
The Kensington cafe at 4202 Adams Avenue is due to open in two or three months; the 1,000-square-foot space should be similar in layout to Little Italy and will also include outdoor seating.
Now, they're poised for steady and substantial growth; Pasquale Ioele, a longtime Pappalecco supporter and broker for Cassidy Turley's Urban Strategies Group is helping to guide the company into their next era; going forward, owner Francesco Bucci told Eater that he hopes to open two to three new locations per year.
Pappalecco is currently looking in North County and other central San Diego neighborhoods to expand their brand of traditional Italian cafe culture; Bucci, who was born in Pisa, says that he may explore sites beyond San Diego if he can ensure consistency in the quality of their entirely house made menu.
Meanwhile, at their original outpost in Little Italy, Bucci says he may eventually expand its footprint to encompass an adjacent storefront.