The sale of the Cafe du Nord late last year was a bit mysterious, with owners Dylan MacNiven (Woodhouse Fish Company) and Enrique Landa only revealing that they planned to renovate it and to continue the live music program, despite an application for a kitchen. Now, the missing info has been filled in: the Cafe Du Nord is getting a food and beverage shakeup, with food from the Ne Timeas Restaurant Group (Flour + Water, Central Kitchen, Salumeria) and cocktails from the Bon Vivants (Trick Dog). As Inside Scoop reports, the two teams, who are neighbors and collaborators already in their shared space on 20th Street, are constructing a new kitchen and remodeling the bar in the Cafe Du Nord, which is also getting a name change, to just Du Nord.
Both Ne Timeas and the Bon Vivants say they want to honor the 107-year heritage of the space, which also includes the Swedish-American Hall next door. Their plan is for the food and drinks to be approachable, with straightforward execution that honors the neighborhood. Construction is currently underway; expect the revamped Du Nord sometime this summer, with the Swedish-American Hall following in the fall.
· Ne Timeas, Bon Vivants join the new partnership at Du Nord [Inside Scoop]
· Cafe du Nord Moving Into the Rest of the Swedish-American Hall [Curbed SF]
· Cafe du Nord Changing Ownership, Will Still Have Music [~ ESF ~]