<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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