Soon Jamaica Plain will have another option for breakfast, lunch, brunch and coffee, as the owner of JP Seafood Cafe will be opening the Evergreen Eatery and Café across from the Green Street MBTA Station.
"The place will have two components as the name suggests -- a diner and an express coffee house," said owner Phil Paik to Jamaica Plain News. "The express coffee house will serve organic beverages, in-house fresh baked goods and grab and go items such as sandwiches, salads and more. The diner will be serving classic breakfast and lunch items such as omelets, pancakes, waffles, French toast, sandwiches, burgers, soups and salads."
A restaurant representative will be speaking at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's (JPNC) Public Service Committee meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd at 7 pm at Curtis Hall (20 South St.).
Paik is hoping to open the restaurant in mid-November. The restaurant will serve breakfast and lunch daily, and also brunch on weekends. Paik intends to start serving dinner next spring. Takeout will be available. The restaurant is applying for a wine and malt with liqueurs license, with a permit to be open from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm.
There is a seasonal patio for 46 seats. The restaurant is going into the former La Rana Rossa location at 154 Green St., which was also previously occupied by the Bartlett Square Cafe.
Paik is a familiar face to the local restaurant scene as the proprietor of JP Seafood Cafe and Village Sushi & Grill in Roslindale. His most recent venture was an American/Caribbean restaurant in St. Lucia, West Indies. It served breakfast, lunch, dinner, had an after dinner menu and a late night menu into the early morning.
Paik added he's looking forward to providing diner food with a healthy twist.
"We want to do comfort food, but in a much healthier way. We will use organic and natural ingredients as much we can and try to get away from pre-made ingredients with chemicals and being multi-processed," added Paik.