After Fifteen Years, Café Colonial Has Quietly Closed

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Photo: Gavin Thomas

While Pulinos has sold 27,000 pies, its neighbor Caf Colonial has served its last caf con leche. An employee there tells us that yesterday was the fifteen-year-old Brazilian hangouts final day of service. Though its lease wasnt due to expire until the end of the month, it seems owner Luciane Gilan has packed up early; well 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 couldnt afford a rent hike she believed came partly because of her trendy new neighbor, Keith McNally. One things for sure: This corner is a pretty sweet spot for a cupcake shop.