Kelly Cannoli's NEW YORK ESPRESSO BAR

Get your NY fix in Seattle! We'll be overnighting bagels from NY daily and serving fresh Dunkin' Donuts drip coffee!!!!

Kelly
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Project Ends on February 14, 2020

Project Description

THE BIG QUESTION:

If Seattle is ESPRESSO CAPITAL of America, WHERE'S ALL THE CANNOLI???

Who & What is Kelly Cannoli:

Kelly Cannoli is the first and only CANNOLI & ESPRESSO STAND in Seattle, WA.  Located just 1 mile off I-5, at the corner of Northgate Way & Lake City Way, Kelly's little PINK shop is hard to miss!

What We Do:

We merged the northeast & northwest cultures together to create a unique New-York style experience in the typical Seattle fashion: a drive-thru espresso stand!  Just as an ice cream cone is freshly prepared for you, each cannoli shell is filled fresh-to-order right in front of you, all the way through, so we ensure two main promises are delivered to each and every customer:

#1. Our cannoli are always “Overstuffed with the Best Stuff” 

AND 

#2. “Never, never, never a hollow or soggy shell!

 

Why We're Raising Money:

We need more equipment & storage to expand the menu.

It's been 1 year since we moved into this little espresso stand.  We spent the first 5 months (and most of our cash reserve) fighting with Seattle's Health Department to finally get the shop open in March 2019, but we're still not operating at the level we potentially could be. The average cost to open an espresso stand in Seattle is roughly $60k and we've already bootstrapped/self-funded far beyond that.

While Kelly Cannoli has clearly been established as a "trendy, go-to sweet spot" for cannoli, this business is now ready to evolve into the All-Things-New-York stand.  A go-to place for everything NEW YORK, including NY BAGELS and Dunkin’ Donuts drip coffee!!  The bagels will be overnighted daily, toasted and/or warmed as they're ordered, and none of this “schmear” stuff!  We're talking about a full pound of cream cheese on that sucker!!!  That’s the way it’s done... NEW YORK STYLE.

How the Funds will be Used: 

  • 1 commercial grade refrigerator ($1000) 
  • 2 refrigerated display cases ($1200)
  • 1 lighted pastry case ($500) 
  • 1 chest freezer ($600) 
  • 1 ice maker machine ($1800) 
  • 1 sandwich toasting grill ($600)
  • 1  5-pallet shipment of east coast inventory ($13,000) 
  • 1 outdoor storage unit ($3000)
  • 1 full-time morning barista ($19,000 for 6 mo. wages)

Kelly is currently working solo to keep the shop open from 9am-7pm everyday, but she really needs to spend more time at the commissary kitchen.  We've gotten many requests to please make some other Italian pastries, too and we'd like to work on making some of them - such as fresh sfogliatella, warm pizzelles, Italian rainbow cookies, etc. 

YES, PLEASE!!!

WITH YOUR HELP, we can take this little pink stand from a simple espresso & cannoli shop to a booming, thriving NEW YORK themed espresso stand with ALL KINDS of NY goodies!! 

Donut + Cannoli = Donnoli

Another BIG REASON we’re crowdfunding in a hurry is because King 5 TV’s New Day Northwest AND Evening Magazine want to do a story on our shop. We asked them to hold off for a bit until we have enough staff to handle that kind of exposure.

How you can help us:

CONTRIBUTE. SHARE. JOIN.

Contribute.  By supporting this campaign, you're not only getting some really awesome holiday shopping done, but you’re also keeping our doors open and supporting our mission to create a true NY-Style establishment with NY bagels & cannoli, both available individually and/or by the dozen.

Share. Help by spreading the word. Whether it's by email, social media, or carrier pigeon, your voice will go a long way. Pin our pictures to Pinterest, even!

Join. Join our email list here, LIKE us on Facebook here, and follow us on Instagram here.

We invite you to be a part of our explosive success and please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE and INVEST in a local, woman-owned business <3

 

 

Where We've Been:

2012 - Kelly began taking business classes and engineered a special cheese processing device to create the perfect filling.  

2013 - Kelly began selling her cannoli at the Edmond's Farmer's Market as a "side-hustle" to her day job.

 2014 - While continuing to sell at markets and festivals, Kelly began selling wholesale to restaurants & cafes.

2015 & 2016 - Kelly battled breast cancer while maintaining the wholesale accounts.

2017 - Kelly left her day job to devote her full attention to the cannoli business.  She added catering and pop-up events at La Pasta in Wedgwood.

2018 - Kelly started the process of opening her first shop in Seattle.

2019 - Kelly opened the very first cannoli & espresso stand and sells hundreds of freshly-filled cannoli each week.

The End :)

***Please email Kelly with any questions about this campaign and/or rewards ... Kelly@KellyCannoli.com

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Just Because I Care

Reward: Feeling awesome!  Sometimes seeing someone succeed is the best reward!  This is the perfect level for you if you are the “pay-it-forward” type of person.  You also get a “Shout-Out” on Kelly Cannoli’s social media.

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The "HIGH FIVE"

A small way to let us know you visited our page and are rooting for us!!!!

Reward:  Feeling like a ROCKSTAR as a new member of the Kelly Cannoli Fan Club!!!  Membership has its' rewards!! ;) 

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$125
The 3 month BOGO

1 Kelly Cannoli BOGO Badge good thru March 2020.  3 months of BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE at our shop!  Just THINK about all the CANNOLI, BAGELS, and COFFEE you're going to get!!!

(This deal also works as a 50% off coupon)

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The 6 month BOGO

1 Kelly Cannoli BOGO Badge good thru June 2020.  6 months of BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE at our shop!  Just THINK about all the CANNOLI, BAGELS, and COFFEE you're going to get!!!

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$500
The 1 year BOGO

Reward:  1 Kelly Cannoli BOGO Badge good for the entire year of 2020.  BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE all year long at our shop!  Just THINK about all the CANNOLI, BAGELS, and COFFEE you're going to get!!!

(This deal also works as a 50% off coupon)

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$1,000
The Coffee Meets Bagel (& Cannoli)

Reward:  1 year of unlimited Coffee, NY Bagels & Cannoli (gluten-free. too!) 

(valid thru 2020) 

0 Supporters
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$10,000
The Mother Teresa

Reward:  a lifetime supply of cannoli & NY bagels

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

Reward: Feeling awesome!  Sometimes seeing someone succeed is the best reward!  This is the perfect level for you if you are the “pay-it-forward” type of person.  You also get a “Shout-Out” on Kelly Cannoli’s social media.

2 Supporters
Contribute
$5
The "HIGH FIVE"

A small way to let us know you visited our page and are rooting for us!!!!

Reward:  Feeling like a ROCKSTAR as a new member of the Kelly Cannoli Fan Club!!!  Membership has its' rewards!! ;) 

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
The 3 month BOGO

1 Kelly Cannoli BOGO Badge good thru March 2020.  3 months of BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE at our shop!  Just THINK about all the CANNOLI, BAGELS, and COFFEE you're going to get!!!

(This deal also works as a 50% off coupon)

1 Supporter
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$250
The 6 month BOGO

1 Kelly Cannoli BOGO Badge good thru June 2020.  6 months of BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE at our shop!  Just THINK about all the CANNOLI, BAGELS, and COFFEE you're going to get!!!

(This deal also works as a 50% off coupon)

0 Supporters
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$500
The 1 year BOGO

Reward:  1 Kelly Cannoli BOGO Badge good for the entire year of 2020.  BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE all year long at our shop!  Just THINK about all the CANNOLI, BAGELS, and COFFEE you're going to get!!!

(This deal also works as a 50% off coupon)

1 Supporter
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$1,000
The Coffee Meets Bagel (& Cannoli)

Reward:  1 year of unlimited Coffee, NY Bagels & Cannoli (gluten-free. too!) 

(valid thru 2020) 

0 Supporters
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$10,000
The Mother Teresa

Reward:  a lifetime supply of cannoli & NY bagels

0 Supporters
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