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Breakfast and Brunch Spot U Street Cafe Closes

by Tim Regan January 8, 2016 at 9:35 am 1 Comment

A destination for brunch and all-day breakfast on U Street is now closed.

“U Street Cafe is closed for business as of Jan. 7,” reads a sign on the front door at 1301 U St. NW.

Barista Stefany Valle, who worked at the cafe for about four months, said the closure may be related to a lack of customers during the week.

“On weekdays, it would be slow, but on the weekends, it could be very busy,” Valle said. “I just received a call from my boss to not come in because it’s out of business. … I came up here to see if it was true.”

“It’s the only job I have,” Valle said, standing in front of the now-shuttered eatery yesterday evening. “I have rent to pay and bills.”

Clover Restaurant Group, the company that owns U Street Cafe alongside Cafe Deluxe, Tortilla Coast and Tynan Coffee and Tea, could not be reached for comment.

Comments (1)

  1. I was a regular and weekdays seemed to get slower and slower over the last year. It’s probably true that it’s difficult to pay U and 14th Street rents these days on smaller breakfast tabs. This definitely leaves a gap for breakfast choices on U Street. But now, Clover can focus on making more dumbed-down, bland Tex-Mex food at Tortilla Coast.

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