February 3, 2014

Closed: Café Ponte / Opening: Diamond Café

A reader tipped us that Café Ponte closed suddenly yesterday. We walked by today and sure enough – the windows are papered over and the corner café at 751 Diamond St at 24th is closed. We heard from another reader today who spoke to the new owner and learned this:
The new café will be called Diamond Café – a nod to the former name of the neighborhood spot. It will serve crepes, omelets and basic brunch and lunch fare. The new owner (Mike) is also an employee of Squat & Gobble so that gives you an idea of what will be offered. The space is currently being painted and spruced up – Mike expects to open in 2-3 weeks. There will still be outdoor dining space, too.
Café Ponte has been for sale (and not) several times in the last few years, so it's not a surprise to see it change hands. It is nice to see it will still be a local lunch and coffee spot and reopening soon.


Rick said...

Bruce made the cafe a great neighborhood place. I know Mike from S&G and he will continue Bruce's work to make the cafe a good place to meet friends and eat a delicious meal at a reasonable price.