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Main Street Caf moving to Yosemite Avenue
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Jakkie Arellano, who is the owner of Main Street Café, and Melissa Cardoza are looking forward to the new location coming in May. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT


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Main Street Café & Coffee Company is on the move.

The business voted several times as Best of Manteca in numerous categories will be relocating to 1464 W. Yosemite Ave.

Since opening its doors about five years ago, Main Street Café has called 1351 N. Main St. home.

Main Street Café is known for its cozy, inviting atmosphere and friendly service.

“What sets us apart (from the competition) is that there’s nothing like it in Manteca,” said Jakkie Arellano on Friday. “It feels like home.”

She’s been owner of Main Street Café for the past year.

Arellano, who has been with the business and previous owner Kerry Smith since Day 1, came to the rescue when it appeared the place was in jeopardy of closing down.

“I fell in love with this place,” Arellano said. “It was more than the painting of the walls and putting down the floors.”

It was about the people.

“We treat our customers like our friends,” she said. “We get to know them, know what they like, and address them by name.”

Main Street Café gained popularity mostly by word of mouth. Those who frequent the place do so for its fresh food, comfortable atmosphere and friendly service.

Arellano is helped by her sister, Melissa Cardoza, and other family members.

She considers customers as her extended family.

The family, she hopes, is about to get bigger.

Main Street Café is scheduled to move into its new digs on May 10. With it will be a bigger location – “It’s 800 feet bigger (than the current site),” Arellano said – street visibility, a full salad bar, more customer parking and a fresh new look.

“We’re going from contemporary to a cozy look,” she added.

Main Street Café is scheduled to be in its current location until April 27, with coffee drinks being available through April 30.

From there, Main Street Café will be closed from May 1, reopening to the new location by the second week of May.