A new cafe has come to Flatbush Avenue.
opened last week at the corner of Flatbush and Sixth Avenue.
Opened by Murat Uyaroglu, who also owns on Sterling Place at Flatbush, the new venture is significantly larger and has a much more extensive menu.
Despite the fact that the new cafe began serving on Friday the 13th, the opening took place without a hitch, Uyaroglu said.
Uyaroglu, who moved to the United States from Turkey when he was 22 and is married with a 3-year-old son, is applying for a wine and beer license and plans to host evening events, such as comedy and trivia nights.
The 30-seat restaurant offers a full menu of soups, sandwiches, salads, and sides using artisanal and local ingredients when possible. There will also be a selection of vegan offerings.
There is free WiFi, though a few tables are reserved for non-laptop users.
Another change is that Hungry Ghost serves Stumptown Coffee, a departure from Prospect Perk, which serves Equal Exchange. There will also be a large selection of desserts baked on site.
As for the name name of the café came about somewhat by accident. A few years ago a friend of his confused the name of a diner called “Friendly Toast," calling it “Hungry Ghost" and Uyaroglu decided it would be a great name for a cafe.
Hungry Ghost Cafe, 253 Flatbush Ave. at Sixth Avenue, 718-483-8666, is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.