Tupac’s Dream Restaurant ‘Powamekka Cafe’ Coming to NYC

Powamekka Cafe, the restaurant Tupac dreamed about creating before his untimely death, is coming to New York City over the weekend. Pac’s estate announced on Tuesday (April 4) that it’s transforming Manhattan’s Sweet Chick restaurant into the rapper’s “down home Southern” dream establishment.

Tupac’s memorabilia will be on display, including a collection of his childhood photos, his poetry, and some items from his favorite artists. Clothing and other merch are also expected to be for sale.

Powamekka Cafe sketch by Tupac

In addition to that, the menu will feature some of Pac’s favorite foods including meatloaf, gumbo, and his cousin “Jamala’s fried chicken wings,” according to a statement from the estate. All of it will be based on sketches and menu ideas that he wrote down before his death.

“Tupac’s creative vision was limitless,” Estate of Tupac Shakur trustee Tom Whalley said. “He was constantly working on ideas and plans that reached far beyond music and film. One of the things he was extremely passionate about was opening a restaurant; he even sketched out plans and a concept for a menu. We are proud to bring Tupac’s Powamekka Café to life.”

The Powamekka Café will be popping up from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, April 7 and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday to Sunday at 178 Ludlow St, New York 10002. Unlike the Fresno pop-up, you have a chance to make a reservation online to attend.