Buenos Dias Cafe Team To Open ‘La Bodega at the MET’

Latin-centric market will carry local produce, nonperishable goods, and made-to-order eats including 23 types of Pupusas—Salvadorian stuffed tortillas.
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Ken and Jeannette Katz, the husband and wife team behind downtown’s Buenos Dias Cafe, later this year will open La Bodega at the MET.

The Latin-centric market will be reminiscent of a New York-style bodega, Ken Katz in a telephone interview Wednesday told What Now Atlanta.

“La Bodega at The MET will offer a lot of the same healthy-oriented Latin food that we serve at Buenos Dias Cafe,” Katz said.

“We are very vegetable-focused.”

Fresh produce from local farmers like mushroom grower Loud Mouth will be available daily out of La Bodega, at 675 Metropolitan Pkwy SW Suite 4158.

There will be a “corner store component” with perishable and nonperishable goods including milk and pet food.

“The idea is to create a spot for a quick grocery grab so that our guests don’t have to go to a major market,” Katz said.

In addition to the groceries, La Bodega will feature most of Buenos Dias Cafe’s menu.

There will be 23 Pupusas (Salvadorian stuffed tortillas), tacos, sandwiches, fresh-squeezed juice, and a “big prepared food component.”

Housemade Ice cream is also a possibility.

A to-go window facing Murphy Avenue will serve as a pop-up during the summer leading up to the company’s opening.

Several yet-to-be-announced chefs will sell prepared foods from the window.

The pop-ups could continue once La Bodega opens, according to Katz.

“We’ll judge the popularity.”

The 3,600-square-foot space could open before the end of 2019, most likely in December.

La Bodega at The MET
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Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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