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Berkeley’s Flour & Co. Cafe Closes After Ten Months

Due to a lack of business

Flour & Co. Berkeley
Flour & Co. Berkeley
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Another Bay Area restaurant has closed in under a year; this time it’s Flour & Co.’s Berkeley cafe that’s taking a hit. Ten months after it opened, owner Emily Day told Berkeleyside that, “We simply weren’t getting enough traffic to sustain the café business. Our bakery café in San Francisco and our catering business has always been strong, so I couldn’t risk losing everything for the under-performing café in Berkeley.”

Day started Flour & Co. in Nob Hill as a bakery and cafe, and moved baking operations to the larger Berkeley location (2,500 square feet), with a cafe component. But, the cafe portion ended up eating money out of the other business until it wasn’t sustainable. Day will keep the kitchen as a production space for catering and the San Francisco store, and is currently looking for a tenant for the cafe space, which she thinks is “perfect for a coffee roaster or the like.”

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