By Jill Nagy
A combination of hard work, ambition, and a creative menu have helped Kari Cook, owner of MochaLisa’s Caffe in Clifton Park, to succeed, despite a Starbucks drive-through almost next door and another independent coffee shop across the street.
“We’ve had to really capitalize on some of the things that we have,” said Cook, the owner of the restaurant at 22 Clifton Country Road in Clifton Park.
The restaurant has evolved from mostly a spot for morning coffee to more of a lunch and evening venue, offering paninis and wraps. Flat breads and soups are coming to the menu with onset of cooler weather.