Nature’s Best Cafe in Naperville’s Brookdale subdivision is what many call a hidden gem.
Like many small businesses, the cafe has been hit hard by the pandemic. Because of this, the Brookdale community is showing them their support.
The subdivision started a GoFundMe for the restaurant and even hosted a garage sale to raise extra funds.
“It really does mean a lot to us to see the support and to get behind us,” said owner Simitrio Cruz. “It’s been hard, as it has been for a lot of people. I don’t even know what to say.”
And the health-conscious, fresh-focused cafe does its best to show its appreciation back.
One customer even has a sandwich named after him for coming in six days a week, sometimes more than once a day.
And so, Bob’s Breakfast Sandwich is a regular offering.
“Anytime someone is eating that sandwich I kind of go around if I’m here and I talk to the person and I say, ‘you know a very famous person that was named after.’ And they say ‘who?’ and I say ‘me,’” said customer Bob Scarpino. “We just talk and it’s a very friendly atmosphere, we just love it here.”
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