Little House Cafe passes the torch

Brook Katzen is in the process of purchasing the Little House Cafe. It will still offer the same classic Island fare. - Gabrielle Mannino

The Little House Cafe in Vineyard Haven is changing ownership, but the new owner says he hopes to continue providing the same quality and service that the quaint restaurant has been providing for the past 10 years.

Chilmark resident Brook Katzen met with Tisbury selectmen Tuesday to request the transfer of appropriate licenses related to the changing of hands for the Little House. 

“I have been a customer of the Little House Cafe for many years. I have always appreciated the humble simplicity of the place,” Katzen said. “It’s a privilege and an honor to have the opportunity to take ownership of what’s been a very successful Island-grown business for the past 10 years.”

Katzen said the Little House is celebrating its 10-year anniversary on July 21, which happens to be his birthday. “I guess it was meant to be,” he said.

According to Katzen, the artisan fare mixed with a quaint coffee shop vibe will continue under his ownership. “I don’t have plans to change very much there. My objective is to continue to provide the same level of quality, hospitality, and service that the customers of Little House have come to expect,” Katzen said.

The restaurant is offering takeout curbside pickup now, and will continue to operate after the new owner takes over. The restaurant remains under the same management.

“I hope to see you all there,” Katzen said. 

Selectmen chair Melinda Loberg said, “We have all come to love the menu at Little House, and we hope that it’s going to continue to be that delightful cuisine.”


  1. what a great place the current owners have created. my best wishes to both the new and the former owners.

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