Thursday, May 11, 2023

Beloved Cafe has closed on the Lower East Side

Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy

After nearly 20 months in business, Beloved Cafe has shut down at 196 Allen St. between Houston and Stanton.

The health-focused cafe has been dark in recent weeks. A rep at the San Francisco outpost confirmed the closure, stating, "Everything is so expensive there." The rep said, "At the beginning, it was so crowded, but then not busy enough."

Beloved Cafe opened in September 2021, offering organic juices, teas, smoothies, salads and plant-based bowls — not to mention fresh-baked sourdough doughnuts.
Owners Amy Vito and her husband, Kambiz Fahim, opened the original Beloved Cafe in San Francisco's Mission District in 2017.


Anonymous said...

Yep this city is going to throw itself into another dead neighborhood era with these high prices for EVERYTHING, just people taking advantage of inflation and doesn't help that real estate takes advantage as well and pushes people out for 1-2 year 20 year olds.

Anonymous said...

Bad location for a restaurant . McNally's endeavors across the street couldn't even make it

Anonymous said...

This is on Allen Street. Keith McN's 2 restaurants (Pulino's, Cherche Midi) were on the Bowery at Houston Street.

Anonymous said...

Oops! My mistake🥺

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great space (always love a good countertop), except for the floor to ceiling windowed front. (God! will this cheap-ass trend ever stop?)
But I never heard of this place.