The venerable Tosca Cafe will be serving up its last House Cappuccino and White Nun on Sunday, for awhile at least, as the space undergoes renovations under new ownership.
Jeanette Etheredge, who has owned Tosca since 1980, decided to sell earlier this year following a dispute over rent with her landlord. The buyers – chef April Bloomfield and her business partner Ken Friedman. The pair own several acclaimed spots in New York, including Spotted Pig and The Breslin. We caught up with Etheredge for a brief moment this week and she said it’s time. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the new owners because they’re keeping it as is – as Tosca Cafe. But come out because we’re having a party this whole weekend.”
Bloomfield and Friedman are bringing food back to Tosca Cafe, what much of the renovations are going to entail, as the space’s kitchen hasn’t been used in years. The menu is expected to be sophisticated food in a bar setting, as is in the case in the pair’s New York establishments. No word yet on exactly how long the renovations will take or when the establishment will reopen.
The end of an era and beginning of a new one at Tosca Cafe, located at 242 Columbus Avenue in San Francisco.