Cafe Jeet & Kay Kay's Cakes, a combination bakery/South Philly Italian-style takeout, is looking to open this weekend at 19th and Ritner Streets in Girard Estate. It last was Relli's, a corner bakery, across from Taproom on 19th.
Jeet - as in, "are you hungry?" - partners Kaylyn Kahana, a baker, and Tom Deeney and Michael Tuono, who own South Philly's T&N Homemade Kitchen (1820 W. Moyamensing Ave.). T&N also operates a food truck called Jeet.
Kahana is running the show from a glassed-in pastry shop. The menu includes bagels, muffins, tarts, croissants, and other desserts as well as T&N's food (quiches, meatballs, Sunday gravy, crab gravy, pizzas, aned Deeney's signature panitas, which are Bitar's pitas filled with ingredients, folded over, and pressed like panini). There's an espresso machine for drinks.
It will have outside seating once the weather breaks. Hours: 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Kahana, 27, grew up baking all the Italian treats with her grandmother and went pro as Kay Kay Cakes after she graduated from Penn State.
What was a hobby during her job hunt after college turned into a career. She started working with T&N under the name Kay Kay Cakes.