Comfort Cafe, the non-profit, pay-what-you-please restaurant in Berkeley Park, is back in business, after a three-week hiatus to "rest and restructure a bit."
"Construction on Tennyson Street was a big part of the break," explains business and building owner Jan Bezuidenhout, "There's no parking. We've seen almost a 50 percent loss in business because of it."
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But at least the decline in business made it easier to handle customers, since Bezuidenhout says that her partners, Sandy Corlett and Barb McGhee, found they needed to take a step back from day-to-day service.
Although the first week back has been slow, Bezuidenhout sounds as cherry as ever, committed to the feel-good nature of her do-good business model, billed as "an ongoing feast for body and spirit." And that's a very comforting thing, indeed.
Comfort Cafe will be serving until 8 p.m. tonight, and will be open again at 8 a.m. tomorrow and Sunday.