Pasadena’s popular Lincoln Cafe has reportedly gone out of business for good.
The cafe and pastry shop at 1992 Lincoln Avenue has seen steadily increasing business since opening six years ago. It received a glowing review from famed Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold in 2015. But then came COVID-19.
“I wish I could explain all the reasons, but the truth is there are too many,” owner Christine Moore said in a statement published by Eater Los Angeles. “I have decided that Lincoln will not re-open. It has been my true and honest pleasure to serve the beautiful people that have come through the doors for the past six years.”
“Working alongside the incredible staff has been beyond memorable and I am incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to build this dream restaurant with my partners,” Moore said. “More than anything I want to say thank you.”
Moore told the publication she did hope to reopen her other Pasadena cafe and Bakery, Little Flower, 1422 West Colorado Blvd., later in the summer.
Lincoln previously announced it was closing temporarily toward the onset of the pandemic in March and focusing all of its efforts on Little Flower.
“You mean the world to us and we can feel how much you care for us too- please support us by supporting our sister company Little Flower!” the company posted on Instagram.