New Cafe to Come to Forest Hill

The owners of the Bell Cafe are opening their second venture.

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A new restaurant is on its way from the folks that opened Mechanicsville’s Bell Cafe in 2011. Danny and Tiffany Ingram say they found their original restaurant on Craigslist under the “free” section and started the business with just $100.

Tiffany Ingram, after the birth of their first child, began looking through Craigslist again recently and found another appealing spot in Forest Hill.

Kinfolk, their new venture, “will hone in on all the better points of Bell Cafe and will experiment with a new food-centric, rotating small menu,” the Ingrams say in an email. It will offer takeout “tube” lunches: Customers choose a soup or sandwich and customize it from a menu of meat, cheese and condiments, along with a side and a drink for an inclusive price of $12. To-go lunches will be available Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

“Chef Cory Chaney [formerly of Southerly Restaurant] will be preparing a small, focused and very deliberate menu nightly,” the email continues. “Tiffany will be training an A-team of friendly, approachable, not dickhead know-it-alls to warmly welcome every guest.” Craft beer, wine and cocktails will also be available, plus brunch on Saturdays.

Kinfolk will be open for dinner Tuesdays-Saturdays from 5-10 p.m., plus lunch hours. It will be located at 3514 Forest Hill Ave., the former Chef MaMusu's African-Caribbean Cuisine space.

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