About Us

Returning to his roots at the Brookside, Ashani Hayles fulfilled his dream with the birth of Tatlista, a restaurant that encapsulates his love for food and pays homage to the place where it all began.

"Everything was wonderful! We had a lovely time and we are looking forward to coming back again soon! "

– Angela

"Our new favorite local place! What a gem to have so close to home. You MUST try the breakfast!" "

– Joseph

Our Story

Welcome to Tatlista, where culinary traditions converge to create a superb experience. Founded by the visionary, Ashani Hayles, Tatlista is more than just a restaurant—it’s a celebration of diverse flavors with the belief that food is a universal love language. Come experience breakfast and dinner where Ashani ensures every dish is a labor of love and our kitchen is ready to delight your palate with a symphony of flavors.

Here at Tatlista the spirit of the Brookside Grill restaurant lives on as we bring you warm, familiar favorites, ensuring a sense of comfort and nostalgia. Ashani had been with Brookside for over four years but decided to step away for some time so he could polish his skills and refine his craft. He learned how to turn his cultural and culinary knowledge into authentic recipes, local market connections, and business logistics; all the while, realizing he could forge his own culinary path. Most importantly, he discovered his mission: to spread the knowledge that good food is a universal love language.