Lehigh Valley restaurateurs Juan and Melanie Martinez are set to debut their newest restaurant, Miss Jackson’s Kitchen, in September on College Hill.

The menu will feature breakfast and lunch items with a Southern flair, keeping healthier options in mind, says Juan Martinez.

“It’s great food made fresh,” Martinez says, with a menu that has offerings for students and professors, student-athletes, and local families.

And just like they do at Don Juan Mex Grill at the base of College Hill, pretty much everything will be made from scratch, Martinez says.

Think homemade biscuits, filling omelettes, and buttermilk pancakes with fresh toppings. A preview of the menu lists:

  • Avocado Toast (toasted multigrain with olive oil and sea salt, topped with avocado, watermelon radish, micro-cilantro, and red pepper flakes)
  • Peanut Butter Crunch Toast (peanut butter, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, strawberry jam, granola, and honey served on toasted multigrain bread)
  • Miss Jackson’s Acai Bowl (organic superfruit acai bowl made with raw, organic acai fruit topped with banana, vegan granola, strawberries, pineapple, shaved coconut, and chia seeds)
  • Huevos Rancheros (eggs, gluten-free soft corn tortillas, black beans, cheese, ranchero sauce, and chipotle dressing)

The menu also offers a variety of healthy bowls that start with a base of greens, cauliflower rice, or brown rice; feature flavorful topping mixes and add-ons such as cajun shrimp, grilled salmon, or crunchy cilantro lime tofu; and are finished with green goddess dressing, citrus vinaigrette, or Miss Jackson’s signature dressing. 

The new location replaces The Trolley Stop Diner and is set to open Sept. 12. Martinez notes the new location is a stone’s throw from where he opened his very first restaurant in 2010 on March Street. 

“We’re excited and ready to serve the local community,” Martinez says.

Hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. when Lafayette College is in session. Pard Dollars will be accepted.