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Myra Ghattas, owner of slate street cafe

myra ghattas

Owner • General Manager • Server • Hostess • Cook • Dishwasher

After graduating from Boston University, Myra Ghattas came home to Albuquerque where she was hired onto the opening team at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. She continued with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts for fourteen years, working in major cities and holding various food and beverage department positions. In 2003 she resigned as Food and Beverage Director with the Hyatt Regency Burlingame to return home and pursue her dream of opening her own restaurant, Slate Street Cafe. Her strong work ethic and passion for food and wine were acquired during her years in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Myra's philosophy at Slate Street Cafe is to be part of the neighborhood and community by offering comfort foods with a twist. The menu is thoughtfully sourced and made from scratch. "We want to offer delicious, fresh foods with exceptional service in a comfortable atmosphere. Myra is also the house sommelier and brings a fresh new approach to wine drinking. "I want to offer wine that is of excellent quality, but still reasonably priced. I want to take away the intimidation factor in wine selection and simply let people enjoy it." She also teaches a community course in wine appreciation aside from her twice monthly wine tastings in the loft. Both are very popular.

Best of all, you can see Myra wearing one of her many 'hats' when you visit the Slate Street Cafe. The community has embraced the Slate Street Cafe and for an Albuquerque 'local' that is a great feeling.

take a peek inside slate street cafe