Grizzly Foods Owners Open Cafe and Baked Goods Shop in Mesa
For the past three years, Tracey and Alex Chaker, owners of Gilbert-based Grizzly Foods, have been selling their homemade granola, balsamic vinegars, and Sticky Monkey Bun pastries in farmers markets throughout the Valley.
In July, the husband-and-wife team expanded their business to include a restaurant and baked goods shop in Mesa called Cafe 8.
Here's what diners can expect.
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Located at 5235 East Southern Avenue (Higley Road and Southern Avenue), the Chakers' new restaurant serves up scratch-made eats, pastries, and daily specials.
Along with breakfast items like apple danish French toast and a Grizzly granola parfait, diners can expect salads, sandwiches, and several Mediterranean dishes such as lavash pizzas, grape leaves, and hummus.
A selection of pastries, made daily, may include Sticky Monkey Buns, cupcakes, lemon bars, banana bread, and muffins. Many items are gluten-free and vegan.
The Chakers will continue to make Grizzly Foods products available at farmers markets.
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