After Fifteen Years, Café Colonial Has Quietly Closed


While Pulino’s has sold 27,000 pies, its neighbor Café Colonial has served its last café con leche. An employee there tells us that yesterday was the fifteen-year-old Brazilian hangout’s final day of service. Though its lease wasn’t due to expire until the end of the month, it seems owner Luciane Gilan has packed up early; we’ll let you know about her future plans once we hear from her. A couple of months ago, she told us she was “really struggling” and couldn’t afford a rent hike she believed came partly because of her trendy new neighbor, Keith McNally. One thing’s for sure: This corner is a pretty sweet spot for a cupcake shop.