Dear East Village Community,
It is with heavy hearts that after 17 years, we close our cafe doors on February 1st 2018. Moving forward, our primary focus will be our catering business and hosting community events. We look forward to continuing to serve delicious handmade food to you by way of our online catering store where you can order catering platters, cakes, pies, pastries and beverages…and yes…that includes our ginger green tea with lemon and honey 🙂
It is difficult to put into words all of the emotions we are feeling. We feel like we gave it everything we’ve got but as we are seeing all over NYC, the retail small business model has become nearly impossible to sustain. We have met so many incredible people along the way. Raising our children in the cafe has been a great joy for our family. Ciao for Now has been a second home to many, and we couldn’t have made it this far without our amazing staff and all of your love and support. Thank you for your friendship and loyalty. Our family will always cherish all of the beautiful memories made here.
With much love & gratitude,

Ciao for Now

-The Miceli Family