For the past several weeks, the Playhouse Café has been offering coffee, baked goods and sandwiches.
On Thursday afternoon, members of the community gathered for a ribbon-cutting to welcome the new business, which is located in the Brick District Playhouse on Court Street.
Allan Hubbard is the new café's general manager and chef. The café is a project of the Brick District Playhouse Board of Directors, which has made recent progress in restoring the theater.
Board president Tom Riley joked Thursday about the struggles of opening a restaurant during a pandemic.
"We did what we have to do to keep the doors open and to get ready for when COVID-19 is done, so thank you all for your support," Riley said.