After The Tender announced earlier this year that the beloved DOTTIE’S TRUE BLUE CAFE was going to be relocating, the big question was: where? I heard rumors a month or so ago, and today I received a call from chef-owner Kurt Abney, who says he is picking up the keys to the beautifully restored ~PASSION CAFÉ~ on Sixth Street, and hopes to reopen in the space come mid-December. The last day in the current 522 Jones Street location remains TBD—it could be around the first week of December (I’ll keep you posted).
The new location is going to have double (or more!) the amount of seats—plus the upstairs patio—which is going to call for some serious scaling up in the kitchen and staff. While Sixth Street is always, uh, exciting, this kind of news bodes well for the corridor, with Pearl’s as a neighbor, the new Monarch opening down the street, and other upcoming projects percolating. 28 6th St. at Market.
Passion Café exterior; photo provided by Passion Café.