“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is the thinking behind Golda, a new daytime cafe from the ex-owner of now-closed Tilda All Day opening just three blocks away. Though Tilda co-owners Danny Nusbaum and Samantha Safer had what sounds like the opposite of a conscious uncoupling, Nusbaum knew a good thing when he saw it and is replicating that success here.
“We succeeded at it [Tilda], and we went our separate ways. I’m just doing it again here,” Nusbaum tells Eater. “There’s a reason I picked over here by Franklin Avenue. A lot of my old customers wanted something like this. There’s not too much around here in regards to breakfast and lunch and ‘healthyish’ food.”
While Tilda had a focus on pastries and American fare, Golda is focusing on Middle Eastern flavors, which is Nusbaum’s heritage. He brought on chef Ryan Whyte (Craftbar, Public) to create a breakfast and lunch menu of dishes like an egg sandwich with muhammara, a smoked trout sandwich with trout caviar, and a foie gras toast with cocoa, hazelnut, and strawberry cardamom amba. At night, Golda will be opening up to visiting chefs for pop-ups. Prices will range from $5 to $24, and drinks are to come.
Though Golda, like Tilda, is being called an all-day cafe, it’s a bit of a misnomer since it will not be open for dinner regularly. Rather, hours for this 22-seat counter service spot are daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. once it opens around August 7 or 8.