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ABOUT GYPSY KITCHEN

Welcome to Gypsy Kitchen. Gypsy Kitchen is a cafe located in Lockport, NY that serves fresh, bold and beautifully simple food and drinks in a beautiful environment. Here, we love to let our curiosity come out to play and we run on the spirit of, "what if...?". We hope that when you visit us you will feel inspired to try something new, even if it seems a little odd at first. 

We believe that community can be forged and fostered at the table and our passion is to see people gather and connect in a genuine way. It is our hope to bring people together and inspire them to get out of their comfort zones and try something new. So come, wander with us!

 

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MEET THE TEAM

Meet Madison: Owner

Madison grew up in Barker, NY. She attended Buffalo State College and received her Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Administration with a concentration in restaurant management. Madison has had the opportunity to work in several different kitchens since graduation. She is passionate about crafting beautiful food from simple, seasonal ingredients.

Madison is also a bit of a coffee nerd. After training as a barista while working through college, she fell in love with the craft of making a great cup of coffee. Madison heads up the coffee program at Gypsy Kitchen, and her main goal with every drink made is for each customer to feel the care and craft that goes into each cup. She is also fascinated with the idea of bringing together the culinary and coffee worlds, so that is why you will see some interesting combinations that use GK's signature flavor oils, made with essential oils.

For Madison, coffee has always represented more than caffeine: a cup of coffee can mean connection, rest, relaxation, or simply taking a pause in the midst of a busy day to breathe and get ready to face the rest of it head-on. Her hope is that when you step into Gypsy Kitchen that you know you're in a place where you can take that pause, connect, and enjoy.

  

Meet Missy: Co-Owner

Melissa grew up in the town of Lockport and graduated from Newfane High School. After graduation, she studied abroad in Costa Rica where she was a translator for medical professionals and volunteered in different kitchens during her stay. Her experience there cultivated a deep desire to learn to cook on a more professional level, so she enrolled at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute where she received formal training, worked at NFCI’s sit down restaurant “Savor”, managed the “Old Falls Deli”, and instructed students for a time.

For Melissa, food has always been a commonplace for the masses; a universal language, and at times, a great healer so after working in the culinary field for over a decade, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to build into her hometown by offering the community unique and beautifully curated, seasonal menus that encourage exploration and restoration.
 

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