Eater SF originally broke the story of “Navi Kitchen” opening in the former Basic Cafe spot on Adeline back in October 2016. They now have new information about their menu, hours and their “imminent” grand opening.
Navi Kitchen will be an “all-day cafe” serving Indian-Neapolitan pizza, tikka masala mac + cheese and “Brekkie” which is British slang for breakfast. Beverages will include housemade chai, Highwire Coffee, Temescal Brewing beer on tap and wine by the bottle.
“We are opening soon and hope you’re feeling excited with us!” they note on their Facebook page. “We can’t wait for you to join us on this NAVI adventure!”
While no date has been announced, Eater SF hints that it will happen “in the next couple weeks”.
Feature Image of Preeti Mistry: @navikitchen on Instagram
Preeti Mistry’s New All-Day Cafe Will Serve Indian-Neapolitan Pizza and More
The Juhu Beach Club chef is opening her second location in Emeryville soon
by Ellen Fort
Since it opened in 2013, chef Preeti Mistry and business partner and wife Ann Nadeau have been steadily growing a dedicated following (including Anthony Bourdain) for Juhu Beach Club’s flavorful South Indian cuisine. Now the duo is expanding their empire to Emeryville, with the imminent opening of Navi Kitchen.
Designed by Nadeau, the restaurant is inspired by its name, Navi, which is the Hindi word for new, and references the newness of its space in the Bakery Lofts at 5000 Adeline St. It will be an all-day cafe, centered around Mistry’s own brand of Indian-Neapolitan pizza, plus “brekkie” and lunch. Brekkie will include some hearty options, like the Mumbai morning burger, with pork-ginger sausage, fried egg, American cheese, pepper cress, and ghost pepper chutney, as well as pastries from Starter Bakery.