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Queer Chef owner operated cafe serving locally roasted coffee and food derived from their Brooklyn Pop Ups.
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We just opened the Babydudes cafe in Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY at 715 Nostrand Ave !!!  In addition to a creating a space for our own project, we want to have a place for artists and pop-up chefs to have a venue to explore their own creative expressions.  We are raising money to continue remodeling and to buy the last bits equipment for our kitchen, as well as acquire our beer and wine license.  We have set our fundraising goal at $10,000 but if we reach our goal please keep donating - we have bigger dreams.

                                                 HANNAH AND TALI

 We have both worked in the food industry for many years and feel we really want to spread our wings and create our own cafe. We have been a pop-up team for a while know. We know what it takes to bring new culinary experiences into a variety of settings. We also know how difficult it can be to cook in a new setting. Our plan is to provide a facility that is easy and supportive for the folks teaming up with us.

We know a whole community of artists and pop-up chefs. We want to take the knowledge we've acquired to facilitate the interweaving of creative and culinary communities. Our café will help other pop-up chefs and other artists to bring their offerings to the public.

                                                THE LONG ROAD

So far we have secured a storefront, acquired the operating licenses we need, completely renovated the interior, and purchased much of the needed equipment. We had our soft opening day on January 1, 2019. We are serving coffee everyday now starting at 7am. The neighborhood has given us a very warm reception and people are excited about something new coming along.

 We still have a few more pieces of equipment to purchase, we want to get a beer and wine license, we need to run a PR campaign to let people know what we are doing and scheduling special events with chefs. We are working 7 days a week and know we soon need to also hire extra help.  

                                                    THE BUDGET

We are raising money for the following: 

Equipment to complete our kitchen:

Kegerator ... $2,500

Stand mixer ...$300

Freezer .... $1,000

Beer and Wine Licence ... $2300

Items for our seating room:

Signage ... $600

Frame hanging system for displaying artist work...$500

Projection system for film nights.....$2,800

If we reach our goal, please continue to donate as our dreams are big and the money will help fund additional neighborhood events and our rewards will not run out.

                                                      REWARDS

Our rewards are designed to offer a taste of Babydudes to those in the neighborhood and those far away! So check them out we are sure you will find something intriguing whether you plan to come by for a great cup of coffee and some luscious food or whether you would like to try some of our recipes yourselves and stay in touch with us. 

Risks and challenges

We are dedicated to making the majority of our food in house and outsourcing to other small local businesses. This means we need to invest in quality machines, and have the funds to invest in products we believe in, we want to begin those relationships now as we open rather than cut corners on our food cost. One of the challenges a restaurant or cafe faces is to make a profit while also maintaining ticket prices that are accessible. We will use the money raised in this kickstarter to help pay for our set up costs and also our beer and wine license which significantly increases our earning power which in turn increases our ability to share our culinary creativity.

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    Coffee credit

    Stop in for a coffee and say hello to us! Any coffee of your choice.

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    Recipe eBook

    Chefs Hannah and Tali will send you a compilation of their recipes and tips for how to enjoy them at home.

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    Sandwich Credit

    Stop in for a sandwich and say hello to us! Any sandwich of your choice.

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    Babydudes Cafe Playlist

    Enjoy a playlist curated by the talented Nick Tinsley!

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    Coffee Punch Card

    This punch card gets you 8 drip coffee's, or 4 espresso drinks! Take all your friends to coffee OR make it last all week. Pick up in store.

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    Digital photos of our opening events

    We will send you digital photos of our opening events. A great keepsake for future generations!

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    Coffee Brewing Lesson

    Come in for a lesson for how to brew the perfect pour over cup of coffee and take home a 12oz bag of our beans.

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    Equipment Named After You

    We will name a piece of equipment after you. This reward is limited to 12 and first come first served, do you want to be the oven or the ice machine?!

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    e-recipes and phone consultation

    Chefs Hannah and Tali will send you a compilation of their recipes and tips for how to enjoy them at home as well as one phone consultation about cooking anything in our recipe book or any menu planning questions you have for your own dinner planning.

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    Cooking Class

    All materials included, come in for an evening and learn to make pizza. We will teach you all steps of the process and additionally have what you need ready to make one during class.

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    Dining for Four

    Come in for a meal for 4, this includes three items each from the lunch or dinner menu as well as a drink.

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    Pizza Sauce and an Engraved Pizza Stone

    32oz of Babydudes pizza sauce and a personally engraved pizza stone you can use in your home oven.

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    Annual updated Babydudes recipes

    Chefs Hannah and Tali will send you an annual updated compilation of their recipes and tips for how to enjoy them at home every year for the life of the Babydudes enterprise.

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Funding period

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