Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Cafe Zaiya has closed on Cooper Square
The DOH closed Cafe Zaiya at 69 Cooper Square following an inspection on April 30.
The Japanese bakery-cafe that opened here in 2008 between St. Mark's Place and Seventh Street has remained closed since the DOH visit. And it appears that the cafe won't be returning. Workers cleaned out the space yesterday, and the location is no longer listed on the Cafe Zaiya website. (The other two locations are in Midtown.)
As for the DOH, the inspection turned up 73 violation points, including for "Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures" and "Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service."
This location had passed all previous inspections, with only four violation points in 2017.