Philip and Miranda Kaiser opened the Cosmo Café and Bar 12 years ago. Seven years ago, they moved to their current location at 33rd Street and Peoria Avenue.
“We wanted to be in a neighborhood that is walkable and has a close sense of community,” says Kaiser. “Brookside offers both.”
Cosmo Cafe is not their first endeavor in the business. They opened their first restaurant in 1996 in Jerusalem, Israel. Their experience has guided the café to success, with Miranda supervising the kitchen and Philip taking care of the business side.
“We like to think of ourselves as eclectic international,” Kaiser says. “Our menu ranges from Indian bruschetta to Cuban goulash to Israeli hummus. We tried to make the atmosphere reminiscent of the European cafe or English pub; a place where people from all backgrounds and generations feel comfortable.”
Kaiser says the Italian nachos and turkey and avocado sandwich are very popular. Their extensive gluten-free menu is also a hit with many guests. It’s not just about the food, though.
“We offer a full bar and we specialize in unique variations of the cosmopolitan as well as our original seasonal cocktails,” he says. “We also serve a wide variety of coffee drinks, teas and hot chocolates – and we make a mean Bloody Mary.” 3334 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa.