There’s something kinda magical about the corner of Grand & Eldridge
Centuries ago, this little intersection between neighborhoods became home to immigrants–people from all over the globe who would turn this grand experiment into the greatest city in the world. It wasn’t very trendy. But it was this intersection—of culture, of cooking, of passion and people—that made New York...New York.
It’s this intersection we hope to honor with The Granddaddy.
Sip an afternoon coffee as you watch the city stroll past our windows. Try the mozzarella we’ve brought in from that amazing 107-year-old Italian market nearby. Finish your screenplay about that porcupine who does that thing. You can do it, we believe in you.
This is your neighborhood. We’re here to help it feel a little bit more like home.
In a couple of months, The Granddaddy will be a year old! And what a rewarding adventure it has been, navigating the waters as a local small business and independent cafe. We've learned a lot, and we're still learning every day.
We've been thrilled that many of you have made our little sunny haven a much needed respite from the home and/or office (Believe It Or Not, People Are More Productive In A Coffee Shop Than In An Office), and a spot to connect and reconnect with old and new friends.
We thought we recognized nearly everyone in the neighborhood, living here most of our lives, but we've had the pleasure of getting to know even more of our local friends. And we think you're pretty terrific! From the incredible teachers at our neighboring schools, to our local community defenders and leaders, to budding and established artists coloring galleries and our streets only steps away, and other small business owners, some running their entire world behind glowing screens.
And because many you have given us helpful suggestions, we've been experimenting with new offerings all the time—sometimes they work out, sometimes they don't, but it's always fun to play—and your feedback has been integral to our various evolutions.
We're still revving up for more, because we've got GREAT news! Coming this March, we'll be expanding our libations to include wine and beer! It'll be a limited menu to start, but enough to mellow out your day. Come summer, expect some changes for our next stage of growth. We're so excited! And we hope you'll join us to celebrate!
We're constantly expanding our offerings, with a rotation of New Yorker's favorite purveyors and house bites, so keep the input flowing.
Come on by, say hi and have a cup of something wonderful, and make this beautiful sun-drenched corner feel even warmer.
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