The freshly-baked Cuban style bread and hot breakfast options attract former Bronxites returning for a taste of home, teachers from surrounding schools, construction workers and cops, among others.
Trendy restaurants are opening and finding a way to thrive in Mott Haven and Melrose, concurrently with a spate of new housing developments all around the neighborhood.
The Mott Haven-based owners of Lil’ Kitchen, Big Appetite, say they will deliver homemade Southern food to residents who long for consistency, in the neighborhood and across the city.
A new gourmet coffees shop is scheduled to open soon at the corner of 134th St. and Third Avenue. Its owners say their ultimate goal is to provide a community gathering space for Mott Haven.