Electric Cadillac opened recently in the former Fat Chix Coffee Cantina at 314 S. Beechtree St. The little deli serves up gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and a selection of vegan options.
The former business moved across the street to a bigger shop. Fat Chix Coffee Cantina and Gifts is operating out of what they were calling Aluminum Mule (Fat Chix West), 313 S. Beechtree.
Self-described foodies Nick Mika and Matt Varley moved here from Grand Rapids to open Electric Cadillac and provide some variety in the local food scene.
“We felt there could be some better food options, that's why we're here,” Mika said. “We're very much a farm-to-table operation. We work with local producers for our bread and produce. We focus on delivering a sandwich that doesn't really exist in Grand Haven.”
Varley, a former chef at a downtown Grand Rapids restaurant, also operates a taco truck that is parked behind the duo's restaurant. They drove it back to Grand Rapids this week to sell tacos at ArtPrize.
But when they're not serving from the 20-foot-long former Frito-Lay delivery truck painted wild and bright colors, they're serving up sandwiches in their 400-square-foot restaurant.
“We're definitely not strangers to doing things different,” Mika said. “We've developed a huge following.”
That includes catering to corporate parties and selling food at area festivals.
Mika and Varley formerly owned the Coffee House and Cafe on Seminole Road in Norton Shores. They closed that location several weeks ago.
“Our real estate strategy is — we find offbeat locations,” Mika said.
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