James Beard Winner Camille Cogswell Will Head Up K’Far, CookNSolo’s Rittenhouse Cafe
The Israeli cafe, bakery, and bar will open in the luxe new Harper development this summer.
Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook’s upcoming all-day cafe in the Harper now has a name, a chef, and a tentative opening date. James Beard Award winner Camille Cogswell will head up K’Far, an all-day bakery and cafe located within the luxe new development in Rittenhouse.
Cogswell, who has worked as pastry chef at Zahav since 2015, received the Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef award last spring. She is only the second-ever pastry chef to be recognized in the category.
The 2,000 square-foot cafe will be located inside the Harper’s residential entrance at 19th Street between Sansom and Chestnut Streets. The name comes from the Hebrew word for village, chosen to reflect the importance of the bakery in Jewish life. It also harks back to Solomonov’s first bakery job in Israel, which was in a town outside Tel Aviv called K’Far Saba.
K’Far will have a full bar and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as baked goods. It’s set to open June 1st.