The rumors are true. A neighborhood cafe Folk — from the women behind Corktown’s market-cafe charmer The Farmer’s Hand — is coming to the corner of Bagley and Trumbull this spring.
Folk will be an extension of The Farmer’s Hand, offering a space for owners Kiki Louya and Rohani Foulkes to build on the current international-influenced menu (including those phenomenal sandwiches) served from the shop’s small deli counter.
The 24-seat restaurant, located between Mama Coo’s and The Bearded Lady will serve all-day breakfast with items like quiche, veggie hash, parfaits, and meat pies. Likewise, Folk will feature a lunch menu with options like salads and grain bowls. Customers can also expect Hyperion brewed coffee and espresso drinks, tea, and a Reilly’s Craft Creamery ice cream counter.
With more space to focus on its food, Foulkes and Louya plan to devote deli space in The Farmer’s Hand to growing their selection of cheese and charcuterie.
Folk is expected to open this spring and is currently in the process of hiring staff including baristas, cooks, kitchen hands, and runners. Resumes, references, and availability can be emailed to Foulkes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Training is expected to begin in early March.
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