Peter Holloway and investors, dba Caf� 501 LLC, opened their Caf� 501 at Classen Curve on Sept. 27. Taking 4,200 square feet of space at the new strip, Holloway says his group had been looking for a location in Oklahoma City for nearly a year and a half.
"It's a great development coming from Edmond to Oklahoma City," he says. "We've wanted to be in the Oklahoma City market, and we took a very long time to find that road and what area we wanted to be in, and then this came about. It really expands our customer base."
The restaurant's menu will mirror the Edmond Caf� 501's menu with its signature sandwiches, rustic pizzas, baked breads and pastries, and breakfast items.
Melissa Yohn, general manager, says during early evening hours, the restaurant will transform into a more romantic setting, with shades and candles.
"We're trying to be innovative and do things that no one else does," she says, adding that rocks engraved underneath will be set on tables as conversation pieces.
Yohn describes the Sunday brunch menu as eclectic.
"We've got your traditional breakfast foods - pancakes, French toast, eggs - and then we've got salads, pizzas, different casseroles, French food, migas, burritos and whatnot," she says.