Chestnut Lane Cafe Closing Up Shop This Month

Sweet little Chestnut Lane Cafe won't survive to see its second birthday. What a shame.

The charming restaurant at 4225 E. Camelback took over the longtime home of Kohnie's Coffee early last year, serving freshly baked cookies, scones, and tarts, lobster cobb salads, turkey BLT sandwiches, excellent egg salad, and other from-scratch treats for breakfast and lunch. From the first time I set foot in it, I liked it as much for its style as for its food.

In a letter to customers, owner Polly Levine explained that the restaurant will close on November 20, since she was unable to negotiate a new lease agreement with the landlord.

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