After a temporary closure earlier this year, D’latte Cafe in Greenport (218 Main Street) has reopened for fans of sweet treats and coffee.
The cafe initially closed for a variety of reasons, including an industry-wide staffing shortage, a challenging harvest at the family’s winery, One Woman Wines and the 2019 death of cafe owner, Franco Purita, who has been a driving force in the business.
“We weren’t even sure if we were going to reopen,” said Maria Purita, co-owner of D’latte. “But the harvest [at the winery] is, for the most part, done, and the support we’ve gotten from the community has been fantastic.”
While Purita says that, to start, there will be fewer items on offer due to the smaller staff, it certainly doesn’t sound like it. In addition to various coffees, D’latte will serve muffins, scones, paninis, soups, cannolis, pies, cream puffs and some traditional Italian holiday items like panettone. All the food is homemade.
Some of the newer menu offerings include vegan and gluten-free options.
“Now that I think about it, I feel like we’re not downgrading at all!” Purita said.
There will also be seating in the cafe, where guests can enjoy their coffee and sweet treats.
“I’m just so excited to see our loyal customers again,” said Purita.
To start, D’latte Cafe will be open Thursday through Sunday from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. as well as on Thanksgiving for last-minute dessert purchases.