Closures This Saturday Include Mau and Caffè Roma


Mau’s bar seating. Photo: Dana Eastland. ©

Some closures to report around town, starting with the affordable Vietnamese restaurant ~MAU~ in the Mission. They have decided to close after five years in business, citing a rise in rent and operational costs. 665 Valencia St. at 18th St. [Via Eater.]

After 20 years in North Beach, ~ CAFFÈ ROMA~ is closing Saturday September 30th. Hoodline reports rising rent as the main culprit, but mentions daughter Irene Azzolini also needs more time to take care of her ailing father, Sergio, who was one of the founders. The two other locations of Caffe Roma (885 Bryant St. in SF and 143 S. El Camino Real in Millbrae) will remain open.

And here’s a late-breaking update from Hoodline: new owners will be opening ~GYPSET CAFÉ~ in its place. They will keep Roma open as is through the end of the year, and then close for renovations and start to work on their all-day European/Mediterranean café and wine bar concept. 526 Columbus Ave. at Green.