‘Little Chef Little Cafe,’ had its soft opening on Wednesday at 5-43 48th Avenue.1
Its soft opening hours are Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Following its Grand Opening, expected later this year, its hours will shift to Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“My husband (Steven Beteille) and I are really excited to be opening this very special and unique outlet,” owner Diana Manalang said in an email to The Court Square Blog. “We are residents of the neighborhood and are excited to bring our little cafe to our neighbors.”
The new cafe features a full coffee program, smoothies, acai bowls, fresh salads, and prepared meals, among other items.
Her existing business, Little Chef Little Kitchen, which has been featured at No. 1 on ‘Dine With a Local Chef in New York City’ on TripAdvisor for 2018 and 2019, will continue to handle meal prep service and catering requests.