A new cafe is in the works in the large space that was last home to New York Naturals, on the northeast corner of Sixth and Flatbush Avenues. Called Hungry Ghost, it comes from the owner of Prospect Perk, the tiny cafe further up the avenue, and will feature Stumptown Coffee and baked goods from local favorite Little Buddy Biscuit Company, which had been looking for a new home since their Fifth Avenue shop closed a little over a year ago.
The owner, Istanbul native Murat Uyaroglu, took some time to fill me in on what else we can expect. "We want to be a great local coffee shop, a place to grab some coffee on your way to the subway, or a place to meet up with friends for lunch or dinner," he said. "It will be a little more upscale than Prospect Perk, with a full bakery in-house and lots of room to sit."
The simple menu will feature 10-15 varieties of sandwiches, along with soups, salads, and baked goods from Little Buddy, who's owner/head baker will also be head chef.
Over time, Murat hopes to add beer and wine to the menu, and have special events like comedy nights. He hopes to soft-open by late March.