Cafe de Miro Celebrates Grand Opening at the Downtown Market

Posted on December 6, 2021 by Downtown Market

Family-owned restaurant will open their second Grand Rapids location on Saturday, December 11

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market today announced that Cafe de Miro, a Kurdish-style Mediterranean restaurant whose successful first location resides in East Grand Rapids’ Breton Village, will celebrate the grand opening of their second location at the Downtown Market this Saturday, December 11. 

Botan Alagoz, son of owners Fatosh and Apo Alagoz, will be managing their new location and is eager to begin welcoming customers: “The Downtown Market is the perfect place to expand our business. We’re looking forward to sharing menu items that are exclusive to our new location, and adding unique dining options to the variety of great food already available in the Market.” 

Along with customer favorites from their flagship restaurant, Cafe de Miro at the Downtown Market will include build-your-own Mediterranean bowls and wraps, gyros, falafel, and eight healthy dip options, including baba ghanoush and eggplant shaksuka. Paninis, acai bowls, and Turkish coffee will also be on the menu. “We want to offer customers the opportunity to try recipes that our family has enjoyed for years,” notes Botan. “Our menu at the Market will do just that while complementing our current offerings.”

“We are excited to welcome Apo, Fatosh and family to the Downtown Market,” said Mimi Fritz, President and CEO of the Downtown Market. “It’s wonderful to bring a style of cuisine that has not yet existed in the Market Hall since opening our doors 8 years ago. Cafe de Miro will certainly fit this bill, and we’re sure patrons will embrace this addition.”

Cafe de Miro will have a soft opening period all week leading up to the grand opening on Saturday. Customers will be able to order in-person or over the phone, with indoor and outdoor public seating available at the Market. To view their full menu, visit