Elmwoodites will soon rejoice in the opening of an organic cafe that up until this point was only found in Snyder. The Organic 3 Café is not only opening on Elmwood, it will be opening in a formerly obscure location that housed a number of hit or miss antique and nic nac shops. Restaurant owners, Gary and Kelly LaMartina (also owners of Everything Elmwood across the street), are going to turning this house into a mod eatery with a glass facade, front patio and rear courtyard. According to Gary, the entire structure will be redesigned allowing them to create something so unique that Buffalonians will not believe the changes. From Gary:
“We anticipate that we’re going to start work early July with demolition and reconstruction of a floor to ceiling glass facade. The work should be completed about mid-September or early October. We’ll be hiring around 30 part time people that we will have to train, and that should allow us to open just in time for the students returning to college (and high school) and then it’s on to the holiday season. This will be basically the same menu as our original location, though we will be able to offer more options due to the expanded space and custom build-out. We will also be open later (open until 9 or 10pm) serving beer and wine.
“The design is going to be a bit different than what Elmwood is accustomed to – there will be a walk-up window for a juice bar serving smoothies and wheat grass. The cafe will open around 8 or 9am for coffee, muffins and baked goods, then breakfast grilled wraps (starting in January). Lunches from the start, featuring our most popular black bean wraps, etc., and then dinners based on salad creations as well as the regular menu carried through. Offerings of organic and free range meats served on beds of lettuce and creative salads will make for healthier options later in the evening.”
Gary asked me to point out that everybody working on the project lives in the neighborhood – he and Kelly are using local people who have been long time friends and big city supporters. “Let’s keep Buffalonians busy,” he told me. “We’re teaming up with creative people who are good at what they do and dedicated the neighborhood.”
Click here to check out the menu as it exists today.