Lib’s Cafe Opens New Site in Canfield Library
CANFIELD, Ohio – Lib’s Cafe has opened a new site inside the Canfield Library, offering coffee, pastries, espresso, cappuccinos, loose-leaf tea and boba tea.
After a soft opening, the cafe is closed for the New Year’s holiday and will reopen Jan. 4.
In a statement, owners Ben and Lindsay Ratner said they’re “are excited to bring their in-house roasted specialty coffees, as well as scratch-made pastries to the Canfield Branch Library.”
“We are so happy to welcome Lib’s Café to our Library family,” said Aimee Fifarek, executive director of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, in a statement. “Their enthusiasm and experience, coupled with in-house roasted coffees and homemade pastries, make a perfect combination. We wish them much success in this venture.”
Lib’s Cafe is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Ratners hope to eventually use the library’s outdoor space when the weather and pandemic allows.
The Ratners opened Libs Cafe – the name incorporates the name of their family: Ben and Lindsay, along with Lilly, Isabelle and Simon. Brodie Ratner, the newest addition to the family, was born in October – in 2015 and has since expanded to sites in Best Western Dutch Village Inn in Columbiana and Greenford Christian Church in Greenford.
Pictured: Lib’s Cafe owners Ben and Lindsay Ratner inside their newest site in the Canfield Library.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.