A real-estate development turned into a small-business venture for a Lakewood family.

Real estate agent Brad Lambert bought the cottage one door down from the Wild Detectives on Eighth Street as an investment. But he and his wife, Kim, who is a former hair stylist, decided to turn it into a cafe.

Called Serve, it will soft open Wednesday-Sunday this week. They’re planning a grand opening for Memorial Day weekend.

The cafe serves smoothie bowls, of acai or matcha with fruit, granola and nuts. Plus coffee drinks and lemonade.


The Lamberts, who have three young children, wanted the space to be family friendly. So they installed turf in the backyard for a play area.

“We wanted to make it a cool place that you could hang out with your kids,” Brad Lambert says.

They’re planning to offer “mommy and me” yoga on Saturday mornings as well as occasional craft workshops on the building’s wrap-around front porch.