Fatma’s Cozy Corner (1532 Ursulines Ave, Treme) began brewing Turkish coffee last week, reports Ian McNulty. The owner is Fatma Aydin, formerly had Fatoush on St. Claude (now Spotted Cat Food and Spirits).
According to McNulty,
There are savory baked goods, like feta cheese pies and quiches, breakfast sandwiches and panini made on crusty, ciabatta-like rolls, stuffed grape leaves, hummus and fatoush salad (with feta and red onion, parsley and cucumbers). More Turkish specialties are to come, like boreks (or flaky, puff pastry turnovers) and pide, a type of flatbread similar to pita.
This isn’t the first time the corner has been cozy. According to McNulty, the spot housed Joe’s Cozy Corner, which came to “an ignoble end in 2004 when bar owner Joseph “Papa Joe” Glasper shot and killed a man who had been selling beer in the street outside the bar following the funeral procession for the popular musician Anthony “Tuba Fats” Lacen. The city soon revoked the bar’s liquor license and Glasper was convicted on manslaughter charges.”
Before it was Joe’s Cozy Corner, it was Ruth’s Cozy Corner.
Aydin is a veteran of the New Orleans restaurant scene, owning or managing a number of restaurants in the past (Mona Lisa, Cafe Istanbul, and others).