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Brian Konefal of Coppa Cafe in Flagstaff: "People Should Travel for Food"

Brian Konefal Executive Chef/Co-owner Coppa Cafe 1300 S. Milton Rd, Flagstaff

Considering that Coppa Cafe has been open for more than three years, it's pretty surprising how little attention the restaurant's received. There have been articles written in local media and even some national mentions, but on the whole, Coppa Cafe's following remains limited to northern Arizona diners.

And that's too bad, because the food here is really, really good.

The fact that the cozy, European-style restaurant is located in a generic Flagstaff strip mall is probably to blame. But chef and co-owner Brian Konefal believes good food -- and yes, his food -- is worth the drive.

"People should travel for food," Konefal says.

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Lauren Saria
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