By Shelby Lofton
Joe’s Café, a favorite hangout spot of students and food lovers, will be growing in more ways than one in December. Café owners Joe and Aliceon Wetherbee have decided to move their quaint, chic restaurant two doors down on Chatsworth Street.
Vegetable Delight will close its doors after two decades of service in January, leaving the perfect spot for expanding the cafe. A year and a half in the making, Joe’s team eagerly anticipates the opening.
“We looked at a bunch of different locations on Chatsworth, none were ideal. A lot required a lot more construction than we were looking to get into. But, we found Vegetable Delight and it was kind of perfect for us,” head chef Joe Wetherbee said.
Fortunately, the current breakfast and lunch spot will remain open throughout the demolition process. Known for his tasty homemade food and artsy homemade décor, Joe intends to maintain the same ambiance in larger space.
“We don’t want to change anything about who we are or the vibe that we give off,” he emphasizes.
Aliceon addsed, “There’s a lot of work to be done to make it more our style.”
In the new layout, more seats will be available to help shorten the long lines on Saturday mornings, along with a bar, and an open kitchen, which will improve the cramped workspace. The Wetherbees will maintain outdoor seating, along with dog-friendly spots at the new location.
Accompanying the move is an expansion of the menu.
“I have my whole menu planned out. I think you guys are going to love it,” said Wetherbee, the recently crowned “Chopped” winner.
Granada Hills residents will be delighted to learn that the restaurant will be extending their hours from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to serve dinner.
The team encourages students to come during the wintertime or New Year to check out and support the new and improved charm of Granada Hills cuisine.