The Chefs Corner Cafe, Mineola NY | Merchant Profile

The Chefís Corner Cafe was established in October 2011 by Maryellen Villalta and Israel Aguilar. They worked together in the city, and after a while, Maryellen begged Israel to come out to Long Island. They were in Long Island for about two years but got tired of working for chains where you have to work by their rules and have no room for individually. They both decided to look for other jobs. About two months later, Maryellen saw this abandoned restaurant, fell in love and signed the lease. They started with literally nothing, barely any money. They didn’t even think – just worked. After they opened the restaurant it was rough for a while, as people in the area were used to going to their regular spots to eat. Once people started coming in and trying The Chefís Corner Cafe dishes, they constantly came back. The Chefís Corner Cafe offers New American cuisine with a Latin twist. For breakfast, the ëMexican Omeletteí is a popular item, featuring shredded chicken with a little kick, Oaxacan cheese and sour cream. The ëScrambled Eggs Mixed with Shredded Flank Steakí is another customer favorite, mixed with peppers, onions, and Monterey jack cheese. The ëRopa Vieja Wrapí is a delicious dish; braised and shredded flank steak, onions, tomatoes, carrots, jalapenos, and Oaxacan cheese topped with avocado sauce. ëThe Chefís Burgerí is a must try that features the best of both worlds – a Black Angus beef burger stuffed with shredded flank steak, topped with avocado and Oaxacan cheese on a brioche bun. Yum!ìWe do regular food but we do it authentic and better,î Maryellen explained. Every ingredient is bought fresh every day, and they plan out everything they do. Since they are close to the hospital and the train, they have to be fast. At The Chefís Corner Cafe, you can be in and out in twenty minutes and still enjoy a fresh cooked meal. They are open on the weekend, which is rare in the area. The Chefís Corner Cafe also offers on and off premise catering.Their motto at The Chef’s Corner Cafe is "We are Awesome!" Visit today to experience the awesome restaurant for yourself!

95 Mineola Blvd
Mineola, NY 11501