BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A new farm-to-table café is bringing homemade jams and sandwiches to Gates Avenue this fall.
Bed-Stuy Provisions, a coffee shop and general store at 563 Gates Ave., is slated to open in mid-September, according to owner Kim Kilduff.
“I really love the relationships with local farmers and it’s always nice to be able to give access to other small businesses,” Kilduff said. “Plus, who doesn’t love farm-fresh food?”
The shop’s menu items are made from Kilduff’s original recipes, she said. Most of the food will be prepared on site.
Customers can choose from selections including fruit bowls, cheddar and roasted tomato biscuits, house-made pretzels and breakfast sandwiches with chive scrambled eggs and smoked Berkshire ham.
The café will also offer coffee from small-batch roaster Toby’s Estate.
Bed-Stuy Provisions will expand its menu in later months, the owner said, with plans for Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, mini pies baked inside muffins and Belgian waffles.
Kilduff hopes to provide a variety of healthy options for the area, she said, and envisions the cafe as a local spot for the community.
“I wanted to bring some of that neighborhood camaraderie,” she said of the 400-square foot eatery.
Once open, the business’ décor will reflect a “rustic, Brooklyn farmhouse,” the owner added.
As part of the general store, Bed-Stuy Provisions will offer an assortment of seasonal marmalades and jams, pickled vegetables, chicken liver pate and sauces.
For more information, visit Bed-Stuy Provision’s Facebook page here.