BushwickBK founder Jeremy Sapienza and his partner, Luis Velazquez, are opening a cafe at 146 Wilson Avenue in Bushwick. Cafetería La Mejor will serve the food and drink they remember from growing up in Florida. The menu will include Cuban-style espresso drinks made with Stumptown beans, Cuban sandwiches and house-made pastries with fillings such as guava, coconut and key lime. Sapienza and his younger brother Mike will man the space full time, while Velazquez keeps his day job in fashion — he’s an executive at the Gap. The two bought a house in Bushwick in 2007, which they decorated with a mural depicting the neighborhood. The cafe is slated to open sometime around Sept. 1.
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