NYC waiter who lost job opens cafe from his fourth-floor apartment

There’s no plate like home.

An unemployed Esca waiter has opened a pop-up sidewalk cafe on his brownstone-lined Hancock Street block dubbed “Little Armenia Cafe.”

Hours are limited, signage is just a handwritten flyer plastered on a lamppost and the $20 prix fixe menu is cooked, served and cleaned up by just one man: proprietor Ararat El-Rawi.

“It’s just like throwing a party every weekend,” the 57-year-old El-Rawi told The Post of his weekend-only al fresco eatery.

“People are sitting there with big smiles on their face, everybody leaves happy and nobody’s complaining.”

El-Rawi warmly greets guests before listing out the day’s specials, pouring

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