By JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ
HIGHLAND PARK — Kitchen Mouse is going through some big changes this year. The Figueroa Street cafe, which opened in 2014, plans to open a market next door and is also seeking permission to serve beer and wine.
“We had always dreamed of a market where we could package some of our food and carry some local vendors,” says Erica Daking, founder and executive chef.
The retail space, which will not be connected to the restaurant, will have its own storefront. Pancake mixes, granolas, cookie dough and grab and go foods are a few of the goodies the market will sell. Daking doesn’t have an exact opening date, but hopes it will be in the next few months.
The store is not the only change Kitchen Mouse customers can expect. Libations may soon be part of the menu, as Kitchen Mouse has applied to sell beer and wine. Daking believes her customers will appreciate the option, especially during their popular brunch.
The café recently expanded its hours during the week. The hours are now 7 am – 8 pm on weekdays and 7 am – 4 pm on the weekends.
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Jacqueline Fernandez is a Los Angeles-based reporter who’s written for various media outlets such as Los Angeles Wave, The Miami Herald and WLRN-Miami Herald News.
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