Posted by What???, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Feb 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm
This is a shame...I loved the food and the staff. The rents charged for Midtown's dumpy properties are obscene. How can the landlords make money if no one can pay the rent? They cannot cheat renters forever!
Posted by Uncle Tod, a resident of another community, on Feb 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm
Has anyone confirmed this with Sophia or Dwayne? There's nothing in the local press about this and you know that the Murky Sleaze would be all over this story.
If true, my heart is heavy with sorrow. Sophia and her family run a wonderful restaurant with great food. I used to walk to the Charleston Center location until Piazza's got the landlord to force her out because she was serving sandwiches and Piazza's considered it a violation of her lease for "competing" with Piazza's. As if! And the different coffee drinks were awesome! where will I buy my fresh beans now?
Posted by Norma Jean, a resident of Mountain View, on Feb 23, 2013 at 9:09 am
I am so saddened to hear this news, having sought out and patronized Cafe Sophia as much as possible since the outrage of her having been forced out of her original location where she had much more walk-by traffic, better parking, more space. I LOVED her food as well as her cappuccinos, all prepared and served with pride. If there's ever a chance she'll reopen in another location, I'll travel there to continue to patronize her place and to bask in the warmth of her wonderful smile.
I've introduced many others to Cafe Sophia and I think all of them shared my reaction.
Sophia, if you see this, know that I'm sending you my best wishes and appreciation for all the wonderful meals and all the coffee I've enjoyed at your place.