#4: Karamela Cafe
There appears to be a theme with all of the restaurants that opened in 2012. We hear about them in 2011. We hear rumors about them in early 2012. We hear about an expected opening date in spring. That doesn't happen. We hear more rumors. We see some action. And then they finally open.
That was the case again for Karamela Cafe (1250 S. Michigan).
First we heard from someone in Pita Heaven, the next door neighbor, that "something" was coming to this space but they couldn't tell us more. This was in December of 2011. Then a reader wrote to us and gave us some news that it was going to be a cafe/pastry shop and was aiming for an opening in Early April.
That seemed to jive with what we were seeing on the ground as an awning went up for Karamela Cafe in April.
|Atlantic Crepe |
(smoked salmon, tomato, baby spinach,
cream cheese, dill & chives)
Sure enough, on October 9th they Karamela Cafe was open! Intrigued by the new option we ventured in for a dinner and were pleasantly surprised. The best thing about it was the quality of the food and the unique offerings they brought to the neighborhood. In our opinion it was refreshing to have new options that weren't available in the Sloop.
While Karamela Cafe is occasionally busy, it seems like it could use some more support. With that said, check it out if you haven't...you will be surprised!