The Calaveras, a Mexican restaurant at 949 Columbus Avenue (106th-107th). is opening a cafe next door called the Calaveras Cafe on Friday. It will open at 7 a.m. and serve sandwiches, salads, pastries, homemade desserts and more.
Europan Bakery Cafe on 78th Street and Broadway has closed its doors and emptied out. The cafe served pizza, pasta, salads — it was one of those places where you can get just about everything. No one’s answering the phone there anymore, but one tipster talked to the guys at Caridad next door and they said it was the rent. Here’s one matter-of-fact review: “I sometimes go here for lunch. I usually order a freshly made deli sandwich or sometimes a dessert. I find the food enjoyable. I have always had a pleasant experience. I have tasted better, but I have also tasted a lot worse food in other local places. Today, I ordered a hot pastrami on rye. It was tasty, and I have no complaints.” Thanks to Sara, Christina and Fanny for the tips.
The Subway sandwich shop on 103rd and Broadway closed and was quickly gutted. Thanks to Mark and Dave for the tips.
Across the street from Subway, the Starbucks at 103rd and Broadway is also set to close, according to a customer named Tim, who spoke to the staff. They told him the building is coming down, and the coffee shop will close on January 19. We previously reported that the building — which holds the Marrakech Hotel — is expected to be demolished.