Thursday, June 28, 2012

Working Women: The T-Cup Cafe

Hey Y'all,

Today I would like to spotlight The T-Cup Cafe. 
I spoke with Tanya Brown one of he owners and here is what she shared.

What is the name and focus of your business?
The T-Cup Cafe is a coffee shop that was established in September 2008, by my husband Reginald and me. We grind our coffee and bake our own cakes and cookies; our pastries and bread are delivered fresh every morning. The T-Cup also proudly serves delicious Belgian Waffles with toppings, Omelets, Jumbo Breakfast Sandwiches, Turkey Burgers, Salmon Burgers, espresso, teas and real fruit juice smoothies

 
Prior to starting your business what was your 9-5?
I was an accountant at Siemens Corporation in New Jersey.

What made you venture out and become an entrepreneur?
The T-Cup Café is located in the beautiful and historical Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn New York. We believed the businesses and residents in the community deserve the opportunity to have a place that serves healthy food choices and fresh food in a comfortable and friendly cafe environment. We offer the community the opportunity to dine-in or take-out. That was our main reason for wanting to open the T-Cup Cafe.
What's new at The T-Cup Cafe?
On May 5th we had the honor and pleasure of hosting one of Jane's Walk NYC, sponsored by MASNYC. The purpose of the tour was to expose my favorite places in the development of Bedstuy. To name a few of the places we explored- Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast, House of Arts Gallery, Lady of Victorian Cathedral, Sarraginas Italian restaurant & Garden and the newly renovated Lewis Ave library. This was a great way to bring exposure to the Café and to Bedstuy.
During  the summer we host live music right outside of the Café which gives the neighborhood exposure to the arts. This summer we will feature poetry by RL The Gifted One and live Jazz from Stix Bones & The Bone Squad. Please check out our websites events page for updates.


The T-Cup Cafe is located at 627 Throop Ave Brooklyn, NY 11216 they cater to commuters and are open from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm


Until next time...
MUAH!