However, the all-day cafe will be returning after all... with a new space at 111 First Ave. just south of Seventh Street.
Owner Ghasan Ballan received administrative approval from CB3 for a new beer-wine license for the address. (The previous Cafe Mocha also served beer and wine.) Paperwork filed with CB3 shows that the restaurant will be open daily from 7 a.m. to midnight, with nine tables for 30 diners.
No. 111 became available when Suki Japanese Kitchen relocated to St. Mark's Place earlier this summer.
Cafe Mocha first opened in the East Village in 2008. No word on when the new space will debut.