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New San Mateo cafe

By Aaron Kinney
Tuesday, March 27th, 2007 at 6:18 pm in Uncategorized.

A new eatery is attempting to capitalize on a prime location next to the Century 12 theaters in downtown San Mateo.

Appeteasers (or was it Appe “Teasers”?) is gone – along with its tricky name – and Bacio Cafe (shown here) is in, making for a gustatory transition from wine and cheese to cappuchino and panini.

Owner Nico Tuason, 32, hopes to entice pre- and post-movie crowds with lunch, dinner and late-night menus. “Bacio” means “kiss” in Italian; Tuason and his wife came up with the name after a romantic trip to Italy.

Bacio CafeThe restaurant, located at 220 Main St. (i.e., on the alley that runs by the theater), features some outdoor seating and has been open for several weeks now.

They have job postings online, but they’re still working on their Web site, most of which is filled with stock Latin phrases serving as place holders.

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