Cafe de Miro to Open Second Location at the Downtown Market

Posted on May 3, 2021 by Downtown Market

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market today announced that Cafe de Miro, a Kurdish-style Mediterranean restaurant that currently occupies a space in East Grand Rapids’ Breton Village, is opening their second location inside the Market Hall. 

Owner Fatosh Alagoz and her husband Apo, along with their two sons, moved to the Grand Rapids area from Istanbul four years ago. Seeing an opportunity to bring the feel and flavors of their country to a new audience, Fatosh began developing a menu and design ideas for their first location. Building upon their success over the past two years at this East Grand Rapids cafe, they knew it was time to grow. “When considering the expansion of our business, the Downtown Market is where we wanted to be,” says Fatosh. “This is a great opportunity for people to enjoy our cuisine, or for those who are just looking to try something new.”

Cafe de Miro offers a menu rooted in recipes from the Kurdish region of Eastern Turkey, with a Mediterranean influence. Their Downtown Market location will continue to offer items from their existing menu, including made to order paninis, salads, egg dishes and toasts; new items include falafel, as well as additional desserts, sides and gyros. 

Fatosh takes great care in using the best components for her recipes, through shopping locally and meticulously sourcing spices and ingredients from Turkey. “We make our yogurt from scratch, and take great pride in our food,” she notes. “It’s a reflection of our culture and our travels, and we want our customers to go on that journey with us.”

“Cafe de Miro’s first location quickly became a community favorite, and we are delighted that they have chosen to grow their business at the Downtown Market,” said Mimi Fritz, president and CEO of the Downtown Market. “It’s clear that Fatosh and Apo are genuinely passionate about delivering an exceptional food experience, and we know our customers will embrace this addition to the Market Hall.”