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The Opening of Sun Cafe:

Glasses clinking, coffee churning, register draws opening, sizzling frying pans, and humorous banter and chatter are the classic sounds at Sun Cafe, located at 1435 Salisbury. It wasn’t always this way, though. Just a few years ago, the dilapidated building stood towering above the Hyde Park neighborhood, tuned to the soundtrack of cars zooming and people passing by, rarely noticing the building at all. It was a desolate quite; overcome by the sound of despair. 
 
These new sounds of progress and hope that emanate from 1435 today are a product of the new Sun Cafe, Hyde Park’s newest business: a local coffee shop run by people of Sun Ministries. Sun Ministries works with the neighborhood to help develop community programs around education, home repair, involvement, investment, to name a few. Sun Cafe is just another vehicle the group is utilizing to help bring the community together. Through the Sun Cafe shop, Sun Ministries hopes to create a small town feel with a central space for neighborhood residents to gather, to study, or catch up. 
 
The shop also sells hand made bags, art, and jewelry that utilizes upcycled materials and have been created by the various ministers and volunteers of the Sun program. 
 
Of all the beautiful, historic renovations and new construction ND Consulting Group has been involved with in the Hyde Park area, it is no secret that the NDCG staff is particularly tied to the building at 1435 Salisbury. On our first visit to the property, it was questionable whether the building could be saved. Now we are happy to see that not only has it been completely renovated to a high standard, it also is filled with tenants and its first floor store front is bustling again. 
 
Sun Cafe is now open, with a limited menu, Monday-Friday 6:30am-3:00pm. They serve everything from coffee and to specialty sodas and breakfast burritos to banana splits. We encourage you to stop in sometime for some delicious eats and get to know the friendly faces behind Sun Ministries and Sun Cafe. 

Soft Opening