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After 40 Years In Montrose, Baba Yega Cafe Has Changed Hands

What’s next for this Houston institution?

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For more than 40 years, Baba Yega Cafe has been serving up some of Montrose’s best breakfasts and brunch, along with a solid menu of vegetarian and gluten-free fare. Now that owner Sidney Hakim is ready to retire, he’s officially chosen a new proprietor for his popular eatery.

CultureMap Houston reports that Hakim has sold the restaurant to Hungry’s Cafe owner Fred Sharifi. Sharifi will keep all Baba Yega Cafe employees on staff, but no word yet on whether or not any updates will be made to the building or to the restaurant’s menu. With any luck, the $25 brunch buffet will stick around.

“I know Fred and Hungry’s respects what we have built, and with their keen insight in this business, will provide an even brighter future for Baba Yega and its family,.” Hakim said in a statement. “They’ll take care of Baba Yega. It’ll only get better now."

The restaurant has changed hands as of today.

Beloved Montrose restaurant has new owners, but it's in good hands [CultureMap Houston]