The Caboose is open for business in Parker-Gray.
Rhoda Worku opened a second location of her popular Del Ray cafe on Tuesday morning at 1125 Queen St. in the building that previously housed .
The Cafe Nicole awning and sign remain for now. Worku said new Caboose signage would be installed soon.
“We’re ready to serve the community here,” Worku said. “It seems to be a really nice neighborhood.”
At the moment, the Caboose in Parker-Gray is open for just breakfast and lunch. The hours aren’t completely set, either, as Worku and staff sort our some of the details. She said she does plan to eventually open for dinner, offering the Ethiopian cuisine that’s become so popular at her .
“There’s a big demand for Ethiopian food, and we will have it,” she said.
Regular customers at the Caboose on Mt. Vernon Avenue will notice a lot of similar menu items. The Caboose in Parker-Gray is offering breakfast burritos, french toast, oatmeal, smoked salmon on a bagel, muffins and other pastries. Worku said the muffins and other items are baked at the Del Ray location and then shipped over to Parker-Gray.
The lunch menu includes different types of regular sandwiches, veggie sandwiches, paninis, quiche and salad. The Caboose also offers a short children’s menu with items like grilled cheese and peanut butter and jelly.
Worku did not have much to share as to why Cafe Nicole closed, only saying that "it didn't work out" and that she was asked if she wanted to open a second location of the Caboose at the Queen Street space.