Cobble Hill cafe Ted & Honey is closing its doors this month after eight years in the neighborhood, a manager confirms. Sibling owners Chris "Ted" Jackson and Michelle "Honey" Mannix turned the cafe into a neighborhood favorite, with Manhattan commuters, strollers, and work-from-homers packing in every morning. But Jackson moved to Charleston more than a year ago to work on other projects and raise his family, and Mannix decided this year that she wanted to be with her kid more, too, says manager Danielle Scalora. "She just wants a little bit of time to hang out with her family and be a mom," Scalora says. Mannix's catering arm of Ted & Honey, Parker Red, has also been sold.
Mannix sold Ted & Honey to another local restaurateur who owns critically acclaimed spots in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Scalora declined to publicly name them but says they're "wonderful people." Ted & Honey's last day of business will be Sunday, Nov. 29. The cafe is hosting an open house and farewell party on Monday, Nov. 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., where they'll be selling their beloved cookie dough and mugs. Half of the cafe's business comes from regulars, Scalora says, and it will be a chance for the staff to say goodbye. "We have seen families grow, strangers become friends," the Ted & Honey team writes on Facebook, "and you have all become part of our little family."