*** Please Read ***
After over 4 decades of cooking and sharing my love of food ... I am retiring.
Not an easy decision, but, it is catching up with me and my health comes first. Gonna miss this little out-of-the-way space. Gonna miss my most excellent crew, customers and just being in the space. Who knew that in 14 years this little cafe would have garnered international awards, NY Times write ups and such. The best part of the cafe is the people it attracted and how so many became family.
This is what I will miss most of all .. the "Cafe Peeps".
Grazie e vivere la vita.



   The cafe will be closed from Friday, Feb. 16th until Saturday, March 10.
I will be in Oaxaca sitting still, chillin' and investigating.

My phone will be off.



Sorry, the cafe is booked up to and including the 25th of March, which is the last night of the cafe.




* We are a small cafe ( 6 tables ) and we are by reservation.*
As it is only me on the stove, reservations are limited nightly. We strongly request you call and reserve your choice with your reservation or before reservation day if booked in advance. Failure to do so tells me you're cancelling the rez. Since each night is a different menu, we don't prepare mass quantities and hope it sells ... food is not rolled over into the next days menus. I shop daily and prep for that night's reservations only. 
For vegetarian/vegan or dietary restrictions, we need advance ( 24 hours ) notice.
Just a helpful insider tip!

If you are using a gift certificate, please say so when making your reservation. 


Gift certificates are valid for 3 months. 
Gift certificates are accepted for regular dinners ... not for special event dinners.


We also offer a 5% cash discount to defray credit card processing fees. This helps keep cafe prices down.

 Our "Torte del Chocolate" . . . beyond decadent!