Welcome to Park 51 Cafe

Park 51 Café is located in Pineville, North Carolina and has been a local favorite for breakfast and lunch since it was originally opened in 1988 by Sam and Helen Keretsis. 

In November 2013, after relocating to South Carolina from New Jersey, Richie and Patty Iadanza purchased Park 51 Café from Fred Kanos, who had owned the café since 1989.  The Iadanza’s were long-time business owners in New Jersey with many different business ventures including an Italian Restaurant that has been in business for over 70 years and they still own it today.  They were looking for a similar family-style location and found that Park 51 Café was a great fit.

Park 51 Café prides itself in the fact that they make 99% of the items on their menu from scratch with recipes perfected over the years.   Richie’s Italian heritage and Patty’s English heritage have been incorporated into the menu to offer many choices for breakfast and lunch while keeping the Park 51 Café favorites established by the previous owners.  The menu offers a variety of Italian, Greek, English, Southern, and American classics for both breakfast and lunch. 

Come in, relax, have a cup of coffee, enjoy something to eat, talk and become a part of the Park 51 Café family. 

So many family and friends, so few seats!

We start breakfast at 6:00am Monday through Saturdays and 8:00am on Sunday. During the week breakfast is served till 11:30am  and the weekends till closing, while lunch starts at 11:00am.  Monday through Saturday we call it a day at 3:00pm and at 2:00pm on Sunday..

Our breakfast is recognized as one of the best in the area and our French Toast, voted best in Charlotte in 2000, is a must try item along with our homemade pancakes and waffles or any combination with eggs.

We also offer free delivery to the surrounding businesses during the week from 11:00 am - 2:30 pm and catering for any occasion. For catering, please contact Richie at (704) 543-6347.

We strive to make everyone happy and their experience pleasurable in our Cafe.  Most of our staff has been with us for a very long time and know our regulars by their first name.  That's why we like to say that we have " So many friends, so few seats".