The Hatboro community will have some new dining options soon when Kasbah Café opens in the South York Road space .
Kasbah Cafe Owner and chef Zach Ftouh said kitchen renovations and new flooring are the final items needed before the Mediterranean style eatery opens, hopefully by the beginning of October.
“We’re basically ready to go,” Ftouh told Patch of the roughly 60-seat restaurant, which will be open for lunch and dinner.
Besides “basic” Middle Eastern fare like baba ghanoush, Ftouh said he plans to serve American comfort foods like ribs, mashed potatoes and vegetables, pastas, seafood entrees – depending on the market – and various soup, salad and sandwich combinations.
“Everything will be made in the house,” Ftouh said of the homemade dressings, sauces and more.
Ftouh said he plans to offer three cold and three hot sandwiches for lunch. Patrons will be able to choose two options from soup, salad or sandwich combinations, he said. All lunch offerings will be priced within the $7 to $11 range, Ftouh said.
Hatboro Main Street Manager Stephen Barth said Kasbah Café, along with the upcoming Biryani Bowl, which will feature Indian cuisine at its location on the other side of York Road, complement the existing two dozen borough restaurants.
“Collectively it’s an eclectic mix,” Barth said.
For Ftouh, who previously managed a restaurant with one of the biggest restaurant companies in Philadelphia, venturing to Hatboro was a no-brainer.
“I lived in Philadelphia and I have family in Bucks County,” Ftouh said. “I used to drive by Hatboro and it’s a very pleasant place.”