Frankies 17 and Cafe Pedlar Drop Lunch and Breakfast

Posted on: April 21st, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Yesterday afternoon, we received an urgent communique from Boogie reader Gregory Mueller regarding the fate of Frankies 17 and the adjoining Cafe Pedlar at 17 Clinton Street.  The dual restaurant-slash-cafe is no longer serving breakfast or lunch on weekdays.  Henceforth, the connected eateries will only open for lunch on Fridays beginning at 11 am and for weekend brunch at 9 am.  People are not happy.

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Mueller wrote the following note:

I feel like I’m going through a breakup.  Frankies 17 / Cafe Pedlar will no longer be serving breakfast or lunch on weekdays.

This means their bustling morning stumptown business will be casualty. If you’ve ever had the mocha with chocolate gnache there, you’ll understand why this is a tragedy.  A lot of us in the neighborhood are pretty endeared to this business and work it into our morning routine. I was told by Christian, my pal, a great guy and the man who makes my amazing mocha nearly every morning, that the very same reaction I gave as I heard the news was shared by every other morning coffee-goer. Shock and surprise.

Dear owners: your morning coffee disciples love you and require your ongoing business. We don’t need the kitchen or the electricity in the other half of the business, but that humming espresso machine (and the friendly barista making it) gives an important and much needed spark every morning!

Meanwhile, Eater reported that the Frankies crew is planning to open a new outpost on Hudson Street, focusing much manpower and energy there.  Basically a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul.

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