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Original post made on Mar 6, 2013

<B><B>CAFE SOPHIA CLOSES ... </B>It's the end of the line for Midtown Palo Alto's cozy Afghani restaurant. <B>Cafe Sophia</B> at 2706 Middlefield Road closed on Feb. 12 after a nearly eight-year run. Owner Sophia Omar, who had a significant presence in her restaurant, has had a long history in Palo Alto. She started Sophia's Cafe in Charleston Shopping Center more than a decade ago, serving coffee and pastries in the small space that <B>Peet's Coffee</B> now occupies. Omar, saddened by the closure of her cafe, politely declined to give details or be interviewed for this story. The restaurant is dark and locked, awaiting a new tenant.

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Posted by Sorry
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Sorry to see Cafe Sophia shutting down. Sophia has put in many, many, hours to make her restaurant someplace for Palo Altans to enjoy.


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Posted by So, so sorry
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm

This is really depressing. That yucky old building cannot be worth such a back-breaking rent!

We will miss Sophia and her wonderful food, especially her custom-made meals for picky kids.

A lot of folks are going to be pissed at that landlord!