|Headquarters||New York, NY, USA|
|Press Contact||Jordan Robinson|
Ursula is a modern New Mexican-inspired takeaway cafe and bakery in Brooklyn, NY. Named after the grandmother of Founder, Chef Eric See (owner and founder of the now closed The Awkward Scone), Ursula is a modern exploration of traditional New Mexican favorites like stuffed sopaipillas, natillas and posole, served along their famed New Mexican-style breakfast burritos. While leaning into what was most successful at The Awkward Scone, items influenced by his heritage like scones studded with fire-roasted chunks of NM green chiles, tea lattes made with high desert herbs and breakfast burritos stuffed with hashbrowns, chorizo and Hatch chiles, See has expanded the offering to be more hyper focused on the unique Southwestern cuisine. Expected to fully open its doors for takeout and delivery by late September, Ursula is located in the heart of Crown Heights at 724 Sterling PL. Brooklyn, New York. Check Ursula's website for opening updates and hours of operation.
After having to close his short-lived, but well-received Brooklyn cafe, The Awkward Scone in June 2020, Eric See sought to find a way to continue honoring his Hispanic-Southwestern heritage by filling a void in the NYC food scene, where New Mexican cuisine is highly underrepresented.
While sorting through thoughts and emotions of closing a business during a pandemic and reaching for the strength and motivation to rebuild, See thought of the stories of hardship, countered by resilience and persistence that prevail throughout the life of his New Mexico-born grandmother. It was immediately clear that the parallels were indicative of what was taking place in See's own life, and that it made perfect sense to name his new cafe, Ursula.