Jenny Levison announced last week that Café Jonah and the Magical Attic will close at the end of February because the landlord is selling the property. The breakfast and lunch spot, named after her son, opened five years ago and a portion of Sunday’s sales would always go toward a local charity. Levison says she’s been looking for a new home for the restaurant for the past year but “hasn’t found anything as special as what we had.”
“I’m sad. Café Jonah was a project of love,” she says. “It was a way to give back to the community.”
The restaurant has raised thousands of dollars for canine assistance, breast cancer, adoption, and local individuals in need.
“We’ll keep the brand alive with the catering department and try to incorporate as much of the menu at Souper Jenny as we can, but we need to focus on [Souper Jenny Buckhead’s] move to the History Center for now.”
Café Jonah fans can look forward to its $20 Sunday brunch buffet at the new Souper Jenny when it opens April 2. Levison says the Magical Attic portion of the business may be relocated as well. As for Café Jonah, “You never know for the future,” Levison says.