Sail away

Christina Stoutenburg

Business Editor

“I don’t think there’s anything like it in Port Huron,” said Dan Nichols, owner of Sail Away Cafe. “It really reminds me of being in New England somewhere.”

Having reopened on Nov. 28, the Sail Away Cafe offers a variety of panini sandwiches, soups, salads, and a full espresso bar. Specialty drinks are created by Katie Voss, a professional barista of 12 years.

Inside of the Sail Away Cafe. Photo by Christina Stoutenburg

Inside of the Sail Away Cafe. Photo by Christina Stoutenburg

“She is the personality of this cafe,” descried Nichols.

Gluten and vegetarian friendly, Nichols, who is a professional chef of about 13 years, sees these as “opportunities not problems.” Horomone-free meats and organic, fair trade coffee are offered as well and everything is prepared from scratch.

Free Wi-Fi is available to guests.

The cafe has the ability for both in house and out of house catering, which enables them to accommodate small parties.

Already offering take-out, Nichols hopes to start a lunch box program in which a meal would be ordered by guests and then delivered. A full Italian gelato bar is another aspiration, which he hopes to achieve by June.

The cafe is open every day during the week, Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We would be open later, if we had a reason to be,” noted Nichols, “We are here for you, not vise-versa.”

Sail Away Cafe is located at 231 Huron Ave, Port Huron.

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