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The Walnut Creek Library is home to a new Asian-inspired cafe


Prologue Coffee is a new cafe at the Walnut Creek Library. (Courtesy @joeynht)

Downtown Walnut Creek has a new cafe serving up Asian fusion coffee and tea drinks, sandwiches and snacks — at the public library.

After working in banking and finance for 20 years, Hercules resident Thuy Nguyen has turned the page and started a new chapter as the owner of the Walnut Creek Library’s new Prologue Coffee.

The cafe, which is still in its soft-launch phase, opened for business at the Broadway book haven on June 7, serving up creative drinks, including several dreamed up by Nguyen.

Prologue Coffee is a new cafe at the Walnut Creek Library. (Courtesy @joeynht) 

Her Binggrae banana milk coffee, for example, is made with milk, Binggrae banana milk and whipped cream, and her signature Salato foam latte can be customized with vanilla, pistachio, hazelnut or lavender syrup.

The shop also offers brightly-colored “superfood” lattes in flavors such as matcha, beet, strawberry, turmeric or blue butterfly pea flowers, as well as energy drinks made with Lotus Plant Energy beverages.

Also on the menu: Vietnamese banh mi, turkey and avocado sandwiches and toasts topped with avocado, smoked salmon or honey almond and banana. You’ll find sweet treats there, as well, including bear claws, cake pops and sticky buns.

Nguyen, who is Vietnamese, says that she’s excited to be blending Asian fusion concepts with artisanal cafe drinks.Related Articles

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Details: Open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway in Walnut Creek; prologue-coffee.com.

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