A new cafe called gertrude has opened at 204 West 96th between Broadway and Amsterdam. “I’ve just opened a little ‘Australian style’ cafe and we’ve had a very warm community response,” owner Shweta Khare told us. “gertrude is specialty coffee and a light ‘all day breakfast’ menu and some in-house baking. We’ve only been open a few days and we are still getting our kitchen set up but should have our full offering by early September.”
Mokum, the internationally inspired restaurant at 464 Amsterdam between 81st and 82nd Streets, has closed for good. Mokum is a Yiddish word that means ‘place’ or ‘safe haven.’ As the owners note, it’s wasn’t around long, but it gave us a little “Mokum” and for that we’re glad. Thanks to Shira for the tip.
And a fish market named Blue Fin Fish Market just opened at 29 Lenox Avenue and 111th Street, just off the north end of Central Park. They serve “take out of fish only, no license for cooking but eventually they will steam, fry and sushi,” tipster Rob tells us.