Local Eats: Joey’s Cafe
Chef Salah Omaira is a mathematician, physicist and biochemist turned chef, entrepreneur and family man. Chef Salah uses his talents to present his guests with a gift at every meal. Chef Salah began his career at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club and traveled the world as a troubleshooter for major hotel chains. He has an eye for innovation and has always been a step ahead of the trend. With families in mind, his own and others’, Chef Salah decided it was time to lay down roots and opened the original Joey’s Cafe in 2006.
“Why Joey’s?” Chef Salah says, “It’s catchy and easy to remember! I’m often called Joey by customers. I don’t mind.” He puts a fresh spin on diner food with quality ingredients, scratch recipes and consistency. His food leaves guests feeling satisfied and energized, not dragging. With 18 years experience in fine dining, Chef Salah’s dishes are innovative and thoughtfully plated. He spends time training staff, in the kitchen and front of house, guaranteeing they get it right every time.
A Second Home
In January 2020, Joey’s Cafe opened off 33rd and Bryant. Chef Salah always had his eye on Edmond for a second location, he says, “We are so grateful to the community for embracing us and supporting us through the pandemic.” Joey’s Cafe has offered online ordering, take out and curbside pick up. “We’re happy to give a nice experience to our guests, no matter if they choose to dine in or take away,” he says. Joey’s Cafe takes pride in their product and treats their guests like family. “We want Joey’s Cafe to feel like a second home.”
Chef Salah has harnessed years of experience in the hotel and country club dining industry and brings all the fine touches to the breakfast, brunch and lunch table. His philosophy is to always work with tomorrow in mind. Joey’s Cafe plans ahead, ensuring that each dish shines. Preparations for the country fried potatoes begin two days in advance. Fruit and veggies are hand chopped, quality oils, spices and seasonings, are incorporated, and each dish is garnished with care.
Fine Dining for All
Joey’s Cafe is open from 7am to 3pm daily. “We are not open all day, and we are not high priced,” Chef Salah asserts. The hours are appealing to those who value family time. Joey’s Cafe is the perfect place to meet over a meal or to gather as a family on the weekend. Chef Salah handles food for senior living centers in the area and out of state and also runs a thriving catering business. “Everyone deserves beautiful food. A fine experience shouldn’t be limited to dinner time or only found in hotels and country clubs”
Visit Joey’s Cafe at 3308 S Bryant Ave Suite 100, Edmond, OK 73013 or order online at www.joeyscafeok.com.