Gobble Hill! Ted and Honey closing, another local favorite taking over - Brooklyn Paper

Gobble Hill! Ted and Honey closing, another local favorite taking over

Michelle Mannix and her brother Chris Ted Jackson (with his child Sofie Jackson) are selling organic baby food at their Ted and Honey restaurant on Clinton Street in Cobble Hill.
Photo by Bess Adler

Talk about bittersweet news!

Popular Cobble Hill brunch spot Ted and Honey will close its doors this Sunday, but don’t go crying into that steel-cut oatmeal just yet — the people behind equally beloved neighboring restaurant La Vara will re-open them next month, and the outgoing owner is sure they keep the local favorite alive for years to come.

“I feel like it was a great choice,” said Michelle Mannix, who has run the family friendly cafe on Clinton Street next to Cobble Hill Park since 2008. “They know the neighborhood and they’re going to be in it for the long haul”

La Vara’s chef and co-owner Alex Raij has turned her three-year-old restaurant into a dining destination two doors down, serving up acclaimed Jewish and Moorish influenced Spanish grub.

But Mannix says locals who rely on Ted and Honey for their coffee and scrambled egg fix needn’t fear — Raij will continue to run an all-day cafe in the space when she takes over in mid-December.

Mannix says she is leaving to spend more time with her family, but will miss all of the regulars and people who have worked with her over the years. The community’s support since she announced the closure earlier this week has been overwhelming, she said.

“The whole neighborhood has been expressing how sad they are to see us go,” said Mannix.

Food blog Eater first broke news of the eatery’s shutter and new owner.

Go have one last brunch at Ted and Honey (246 Clinton St. at Verandah Place in Cobble Hill, (718) 852–2122, www.tedadnhoney.com). Last day is Sunday, Nov. 29.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511.

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