Vietnamese restaurant will open in former Our Way Cafe spaceThe outside of the now-shuttered Our Way Cafe restaurant in Avondale. Image obtained via Google Street View
A Vietnamese will open later this year in the Avondale Estates’ space that was previously home to Our Way Cafe.
Khanh Vietnamese Kitchen is expected to open in July, according to Head Chef Dinh Tran. The owner is his wife, Khanh Dang. She also owns KHANH Vietnamese Pho & Sandwich in Duluth.
Tran said the Avondale Estates restaurant will stand out from other Vietnamese restaurants in the area.
“Our specialty is soup and sandwiches,” he said. “We’re going to do something a little different. We’re going to make our own noodles fresh every morning and we’re also going to make our broth and prep our meats daily.”
He said that his family visits the Decatur area frequently and noticed there weren’t any Vietnamese restaurants serving the community.
“Early last year, we were having ice cream in downtown Decatur and we were hungry and searching for a Vietnamese restaurant and couldn’t find any,” he said.
He said he is “excited” to bring some different cuisine to the area.
“We’re taking the food back to original Vietnam, the way we cook our broth, our meats,” he said. “Our food is very traditional, old country Vietnam.”
Our Way Cafe, a beloved meat-and-three restaurant, closed last year after more than 30 years in business. The restaurant space is located at 2831 E. College Ave.