Sun shines brightly on Soleil Café

September 3, 2012 by  

A new restaurant in youngstown is named after the sun. The Soleil Café, owned and operated by Andrea Verde, opened its doors on August 17.

‘Soleil’ is Italian for ‘sun’, and Verde not only named her café after it, she intends for it to be completely powered by the sun within a year as well. The café is located close to the campus of Youngstown State University in the back of the Lincoln Avenue building.

New businesses in and around Youngstown may choose local printing companies to provide business card printing , stationery printing, and other printed materials needed to establish the business in the area. Restaurants that are new to the city might also use banner printing for grand opening announcements or flyer and poster printing to alert the public to promotions or specials being offered.

The Soleil Café offers crepes, salads, soups, and other bakery items. Verde, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Youngstown State University, said she wanted to offer affordable and fast items that are healthy and tasty to people on the go. Inspired by crepe shops she encountered while on vacation, she reasoned that crepes are quick and delicious, making them ideal for students to grab for lunch or a snack on their way to class. The items on the menu are all ideally priced for college students, ranging from $3 to $6.

Verde was quoted as saying:

“I wanted to bring something with fresh ingredients at an affordable price—something similar to fast food. But a healthy alternative to fast food.”