The wait is over, OK Cafe is NOW OPEN!
OK Cafe, the popular southern eatery that closed last December due to a fire, reopened for breakfast today. The restaurant, located in an outparcel of West Paces Ferry Shopping Center near Northside Drive and I-75, has been a neighborhood landmark since its opening in 1987.
OK Cafe and its classic southern fare and blue plate specials are popular for business meetings and power lunches with the area's business and political movers and shakers and was sorely missed during its nearly year long absence.
|Money DOES grow on trees!|
I spoke to co-owner Susan DeRose at a private friends and family "mock seating" over the weekend about the reopening process. The only thing they were able to save fully was the giant tree with money as leaves in the main dining room. DeRose said the tree is a reference to her mother telling her as a child that "money doesn't grow on trees." The one addition to the tree is additional yellow leaves which have names of donors and patrons who assisted the restaurant's employees during OK's closure.
|The former Georgia State flag displayed prominently in the main dining room|
OK Cafe is one third of Atlanta-based Liberty House Restaurant Corporation which also includes Blue Ridge Grill and Bones.