Yalcin & Sam of Utopia European Caffé


A new European inspired cafe is coming to The District at Tustin and the mastermind behind DönerG is creating it! Yalcin Aslan conceptualized the idea of a European inspired cafe long ago, and is finally turning that dream into a reality. Picture quaint cafe corners to indulge in treats, coffee and tea in the heart of Orange County, but feels like a cafe you’d find in Europe! Yalcin began his journey 8 years ago after taking a business class at Cal State Fullerton; there, he met Sam Lee, a savvy business mastermind. Yalcin and Sam got along so well Yalcin seeked out Sam to help him develop his idea. Now, 8 years later, Yalcin has successfully opened DönerG with Sam running the concept as CEO. Again, with Sam’s help of developing and Yalcin’s creative ideas, Utopia European Caffé is the next business to make its mark in Southern California.

The idea behind Utopia European Caffé comes from the lack of European inspired cafes in Orange County. Yes, there there are coffee shops, places to grab breakfast and hang out, but there aren’t places that allow for a full immersive experience as if you were in Europe at a neighborhood cafe, and Yalcin and Sam are executing that ideation. Breakfast in Europe is a way to experience high quality coffee, food and service with a healthy and fresh twist compared to the classic American breakfast of pancakes and eggs. The idea is to give guests a different alternative to their usual coffee, breakfast or lunch spot. Yalcin wants this space to be where guests can bring their whole family for a long breakfast while enjoying the atmosphere, each other and the quality service, coffee and delicacies.

Yalcin and Sam are so excited for their new concept Utopia. It’s been a vision that is slowly coming to fruition, and all the hard work will be a milestone and set the standard for how they open new concepts and stores. Yalcin is very excited to bring a whole new experience to Orange County and give people a different alternative to standard coffee and breakfast spots. Look out for Utopia European Caffé coming this summer at The District at Tustin Legacy!