Cafe Jonah to Close at End of February

Landlord did not renew the lease and will sell the property.

Landlord did not renew the lease and will sell the property.

Cafe Jonah and The Magical Attic at 3188 Paces Ferry Place NW in Buckhead will close for good at the end of February 2016, according to an announcement from owner Jenny Levison.

The landlord has not renewed the lease for the restaurant and is looking to sell the property.

The cafe opened five years ago and became a popular spot for breakfast and brunch in addition to psychic readings upstairs in The Magical Attic.

Levison has searched for but is yet to find another suitable location.

However, her other restaurant, Souper Jenny, will relocate to the Atlanta History Center, less than a mile away from Cafe Jonah’s current location, in March 2016.

Check out the full announcement from Levison below:

It is with a very sad heart that I must tell you that Cafe Jonah And The Magical Attic will be closing at the end of February, 2016. Our landlord is not renewing our lease and intends to sell the property. I have been searching for the past year for a comparable space that we could call home, but have not found anything that holds the special quality that we have had here. I opened Cafe Jonah five years ago as an ode to my Son, Jonah. It was to be a place where the community could come together over a great cup of coffee, delicious food and to explore our upstairs attic space which hosted my interest in the metaphysical. From the beginning, my mission was to donate a percentage of our profits to local Atlanta organizations that needed our help and I am proud of our five years of success. In the coming weeks, I hope you will stop by the Cafe, visit Sue in the kitchen and thank her for her delicious cooking. If you are a client of Sheila’s in the attic, head upstairs and hear about how you can find her and what the future holds. I want to thank you for your support of this very special place and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me directly.

Do you think Cafe Jonah will move to another location? Or will Levison simply focus on the new Souper Jenny location opening up nearby? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Colin Sylvester

Colin has also written for TheWrap, CNN, Bleacher Report, and Today's U. An Atlanta native and USC film school graduate, you'd probably catch him talking all things film, tv, and pop-culture. Oh, and the soon-to-return glory days of Trojan football and Atlanta Braves baseball.

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  1. Virginia Highland would be absolutely perfect for Cafe Jonah. The clientele is perfect and the neighborhood is welcoming. There are a number of viable storefronts right on North Highland that would be even better than the space she had in Buckhead.

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