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Help Bona Sera Cafe serve odd, fusion-inspired food in Ypsilanti, MI, Summer, 2012. Tom Yum Shrimp & Grits, Porchetta Banh Mi; come on!
95 backers pledged $12,092 to help bring this project to life.

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Who is Bona Sera?

We are more than just a misspelling of the Italian greeting for Good Evening (Buona Sera!), for the past 3 years we have been an underground supper club in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area of MIchigan. Wonder Woman and Bad Fairy (our underground names) have produced underground events to benefit local community causes in barns, warehouses and the fabulous homes of generous hosts. We have worked with a loyal group of volunteers and adventurous diners to present our World, fusion, twisted-inspired versions of both classic dishes and new concoctions in 6 course dinners.

We are opening Bona Sera Cafe in beautiful downtown Ypsilanti in the summer of 2012 and are excited to become part of the revitalization of the home of Rosie the Riveter.

Summer Gazpacho
Summer Gazpacho

What do we need and how can you help?

We need your help to purchase:

  • A SouthBend gas convection oven so we can make morbier/speck/arugula flatbreads and more...
  • A gelato maker to make some of the tastiest salted caramel ice cream EVER
  • An ice cream feezer so we can stockpile and distribute salted caramel ice cream to large and small sweet tooth owners
  • A dishwasher, nuff said
  • Startup food inventory, including pork, bacon, fresh local ingredients, shrimp and bacon....oh wait...and proscuitto
  • Small equipment like a food processor, char grill, a smoker, pots and pans, etc.
  • Electrical and Construction work to combine existing kitchen and prep area
  • Mechanical inspection and repairs

You can spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors about our Kickstarter campaign!

Porchetta Banh Mi
Porchetta Banh Mi

What will you get besides a warm, fuzzy feeling?

We have great rewards associated with our different donation levels, and if you live out of town, we're happy to send you a care package filled with your rewards and a toy surprise inside. If you're a local, you'll see smiling faces when you come into the cafe, receive happy counter service and soak up some gooooooood music! 

Tom Yum Shrimp and Grits
Tom Yum Shrimp and Grits

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    A sincere thank you from us on Twitter and a mention on our Facebook page...and a warm fuzzy feeling.

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    A cup of our signature coffee, Bad Ass Woman Brew, and a cookie for you to enjoy with that brew! A sincere thank you from us on Twitter and a mention on our Facebook page...and a warm fuzzy feeling.

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    A Cup of Bad Ass Woman Brew, a 3 pack of Bona Sera biscotti and a Bona Sera bumper sticker. A sincere thank you from us on Twitter and a mention on our Facebook page...and a warm fuzzy feeling.

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    A bunch of Bona Sera goodies:bumper sticker, t shirt, and your choice of lunch or dinner at the cafe. A sincere thank you from us on Twitter and a mention on our Facebook page...and a warm fuzzy feeling best described, Vegan or not, as a "Bacon Buzz".

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    1 free group cooking class for you and a friend at the cafe and a Bona Sera t-shirt. This includes dinner on us! A sincere thank you from us on Twitter and a mention on our Facebook page...and the warm fuzzy feeling that accompanies flour under the fingernails.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Bad Fairy and Wonder Woman invite you to a special dinner for 4 at the Bona Sera Cafe. We will create a menu for you based on your favorites. A sincere thank you from us on Twitter and a mention on our Facebook page...and a warm, tickly, fuzzier than usual feeling.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Wonder Woman and Bad Fairy will come to your home and cook dinner for you and 5 friends. You will also receive a tote bag filled with Bona Sera swag. A sincere thank you from us on Twitter and a mention on our Facebook page...and the warmest of magnanimously good fuzzy feelings.

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Funding period

- (30 days)