Joel Castellanos and Pascale Petronin have taken their love of coffee from their kitchen at home to their own cafe in Cypress on 12716 Telge Road beside Creekwood Grill. It was that same love for the cup of joe that united the couple some 30 years ago in marital bliss and while the two are from different countries, their introduction came from java.
We come from two cultures that socialize a lot around food,” Petronin said. “We’ve always been attracted by how we could keep this culture going. When we moved to the U.S. 20 years ago, that was the one thing we were missing the most.”
In 2015 they put a down payment on their dream with the purchase of some land on Telge Road. With their land bought, they researched a company that would help them build a sustainable building and fulfill their wishes for a uniquely designed space.
Our building was designed and built by a company based in California called EcoSteel. We are one of their pet projects and probably one of their first for a small commercial space,” she added.