Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Karamela Awning Goes Up at 1250 S. Michigan

A reader recently sent us an email letting us know that the brown paper has been taken off of the cafe that was rumored to be coming to 1250 S. Michigan (next to Pita Heaven). Sure enough, it's true and the identity of the new space is called Cafe Karamela. We recently went by to take a look and snap some pictures:
The sign in the door states describes the concept as "New, Trendy, Unique and Exciting". We know the first adjective is correct, but we will have to wait and see about the last three.

Hopefully it's true.

(Hat tip: SB!)

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

It makes me proud to see Pita Heaven, Waffles and La Cantina (Velvet Lounge) owners open up another business in the south loop (along with Flo & Santos, Jimmy Greens and Lou Malnati's expand their storefronts). Congrats to them and thank you.

Anonymous said...

it will be gone in 6 months...

Anonymous said...

great, more "trendy" hot spots. What ever happened to a good ol' coffee shop?

Anonymous said...

If you have to say "trendy" you are probably not "trendy". That typeface alone says "dated"

Anonymous said...

@ 9:31

"maybe" some "people" dont have the same "opinions" as "you" when "it" comes to "trendy coffe houses" "pal"

Anonymous said...

probably not "pal"

Anonymous said...

sorry but he/she is right you used like a million quotes

BRENDAN said...

I see this entry was been infected with more insight from our wonderful anon trolls, per usual.

Anonymous said...

this place would thrive even if only the residents of the building it is in would support it. But they wont bother to go downstairs.

Anonymous said...

i live above here and am wondering how you came to this conclusion

Broomy said...

As a boring, slightly overweight, middle-aged white guy, only one phrase comes to mind: Haters gonna hate. Good luck Karamela!

Anonymous said...

I normally hate Brendan's comments about randon anon posts but lately it seems to be getting worse. Any positive news lately results in criticism by many using this site.

Personally, I'll give any place a chance even if I dislike their other restaurants. It'll be nice having another option even if I don't visit the place.

Donnas Cafe said...

I wish them well and much success! And there is a good ole' coffee shop in the South Loop, as a matter of fact there are two that I know of!

Steven said...

I would love to find out the age of most of these "anon" trolls, Brendan. I am guessing 14-17 yrs old....

John Doe Anon Daley Emanuel Barack Hillary said...

There is no difference posting as an anon or putting some name in the box..steven, joe, mark, rodrigo, shaqueeta..get over yourselves..I think this place has a chance to do well. There is a little bit of foot traffic in front of this building.

ChipolteLuver said...

sorry if most of the anons who post here are complete idiots but thats just the way it is.

If you want to be known as a moron, than post under "anon", if not, put your name in.....it takes two seconds.

Anonymous said...

I love pita heaven but i am afraid they are closing soon---its never busy!

Steven said...

O'Malleys is official. Going with Plan B--- and english style gastropub with menu desined by Firehouse Chef.

Looking for late June opening but most likely early fall

Anonymous said...

Is O'Malley going to open something in Motor Row? I believe the Defender building is going to be out of his hands, but we thought he had some plans for a couple of other buildings in that area and maybe was going to do something with the firehouse chef over there not the former Grace O'Malleys spot. Just curious? Either way, looking forward to the new concept.

Steven said...

defender building bought for a dirt deep price about 4 years ago. Strictly investment purposes only

Anonymous said...

thanks for the update Steven!

MY REAL NAME said...

Unique and trendy? ""Inconceivable." You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to visiting the new place. Good luck Karmela!

Anonymous said...

I hope they have good apple pastry

Anonymous said...

Genuine Chai Tea, Samosa, Good Coffee , Biscotti, Good Cakes, Pastries, Cookies, Muffins, and off course under six dollars Paninnis will do well.

Anonymous said...

Another commercial outlet filled by members of the developers family who have zero experience. Doomed.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again. Sloopin - it's really time to ask for email's or accounts. I realize many people read this blog (however, most of my friends that live in the sloop stopped reading this blog a long time ago), but really.. it's the same 20 people who comment on here, might as well request an email to post.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the neighborhood Karamela! Can't wait to visit.

Anonymous said...

anon @ 9:47

What good does that do..! people who complain about the "anon" need to relax and have a drink. get real its just a blog

Anonymous said...

great more business to shut down in 4 months eatin puddin

Anonymous said...

I agree it's just a blog, but at some point, it is nice to get a real dialogue going with facts vs just ridiculous comments or the stupid back & forth as we are having right now.

Anonymous said...

yeah well like i said its just a blog so why not try and relax

BRENDAN said...

Well this makes all the idiots that stuck up for "anon rights" look like real chumps. This thread is beyond a waste of time with all the childish remarks.

Good blog, bad posters...

Brendan

annette said...

Very excited for the opening of anything new in the South Loop.... love, your local-open-minded-non-hating-eager-foodie-pioneer. can't we all just get along?

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