Business Interruption Fund Spotlight: Cutey Pie Café

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Photos by Gary Leonard/Metro.

Cutey Pie Café is located along the 2nd/Broadway segment of the Regional Connector.  The small “buffeteria” is in the basement of the Broadway Civic Center Building and has been offering a cafeteria style menu since 1990. The owners, Mi and Peter Rhee, are well known by the tenants as well as regulars from neighboring buildings and other offices.

The café is known for its delicious variety of classic diner food and caters to those seeking a quick breakfast before heading to work or those getting lunch later in the day. The café has a menu that includes a large selection of ethnically diverse options and also offers a large selection of snack items and drinks.

The unprecedented full street closure along 2nd/Broadway which was in place until October 2016 had an impact on the business. “Thankfully, we have been able to receive support from the Business Interruption Fund and that has really helped our business,” Ms. Rhee stated recently.

Cutey Pie Café is located at 316 W. 2nd Street, Suite B-2, Los Angeles, CA  90012.  For more information or to place an order for pick-up, please call (213) 623-5473.

Metro’s Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to small “mom and pop” businesses directly impacted by transit rail construction along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, the Little Tokyo area and 2nd/Broadway segment of the Regional Connector, and Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension.  For more information about the BIF, visit  To apply for a BIF grant, visit Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corp (PCR) at

Visit to view additional business spotlights in the BIF’s Community Footprint.