Café de Miro opens second location

Courtesy Café de Miro

A family-owned Kurdish-style Mediterranean café is opening a second location inside the Grand Rapids Downtown Market this Saturday.

Botan Alagoz, son of Café de Miro owners Fatosh Alagoz and Apo Alagoz, will be the manager of the café’s newest location inside the Downtown Market, at 435 Ionia Ave. SW in Grand Rapids.

The family will host a grand opening for their second eatery on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Botan Alagoz said he is eager to begin welcoming customers to the new space.

“The Downtown Market is the perfect place to expand our business,” he said. “We’re looking forward to sharing menu items that are exclusive to our new location and adding unique dining options to the variety of great food already available in the market.”

Along with customer favorites from the original location at 1878 Breton Road SE, Café de Miro at the Downtown Market will include build-your-own Mediterranean bowls and wraps, gyros, falafel and eight healthy dip options, including baba ghanoush and eggplant shaksuka. Paninis, acai bowls and Turkish coffee also will be on the menu.

“We want to offer customers the opportunity to try recipes that our family has enjoyed for years,” Botan Alagoz said. “Our menu at the market will do just that, while complementing our current offerings.”

Mimi Fritz, president and CEO of the Downtown Market, said her team is excited to welcome the new restaurant.

“It’s wonderful to bring a style of cuisine that has not yet existed in the market hall since opening our doors eight years ago,” she said. “Café de Miro will certainly fit this bill, and we’re sure patrons will embrace this addition.”

Café de Miro is in its soft opening period all week leading up to the grand opening on Saturday. Customers will be able to order in person or over the phone, with indoor and outdoor public seating available at the market.

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