Tradestone Cafe, a partnership between Chef Chip Roman and chef and Chocolatier Fred Ortega, should be opening at 117 Fayette Street by the end of next week. Roman is known for Blackfish, a BYOB in Conshy (and neighbor to the cafe), that was named the region’s top restaurant a few year’s ago. He also owns Mica in Chestnut Hill and Ela in Center City. Ortega has been a pastry chef at Lacroix and Le Bec-Fin.
The cafe will offer a variety of pastries, La Colombe Coffee, made-to-order sandwiches, paninis, salads and soups. The cafe can seat about 25 people, however, there will be grab-and-go options for those that want to head back to the office.
The cafe will also carry Tradestone Confections, which creates artisan, handcrafted chocolates and other gourmet confections created by Roman and Ortega.