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Score one for The Globe

I never thought I’d see the day, but the Cyclo Cafe is open for business. If any establishment epitomized the troubles for The Globe shopping center, Cyclo was the one.

It was all set to open for more than a year, but ownership problems kept the doors locked even though all the furniture was in place. Now it’s open at Stevenson Boulevard near Albrae.

Here’s a blurb from their press release:

Cyclo Cafe boasts upscale eco-friendly and warm interior design offering an artisan famous Barefoot Coffee and Imperial Tea coupled with awesome bakery and panini sandwich. Upon entering the restaurant, guests will discover a laid back yet elegant atmosphere. The cafe aims to create a community meeting place experience where guests feel that they can truly eat and drink among friends.

Co-owner Jenny Pham, a well known fashion designer and self thought chef uses locally available ingredient, her menu focuses on freshly prepared bread and meat coupled with exciting vegetable combinations and delicious sauces and chutneys influenced by the international flavors. Menu items include breakfast specialties, delicious lunch and dinner entrees such as fresh salads, panini sandwiches, homemade soups, quiches and classic comfort foods.

Matt Artz

  • Doug

    I wish Cyclo Cafe well and hope the local community supports their business venture. They will need local folk to seek them out and spread the word since foot traffic will be minimal until more stores populate the facility.

    It appears they do not yet have a web presence.

  • Fremont Lifer

    Well, Ms. Pham is a chef, so that automatically qualifies her to be on the Planning Commission, right?

    What’s up with the name? Cyclo, as in cyclone, bicycle? Anyway, I do wish them luck, and they’re going to need it in this economy. Jebz Restaurant not to far away on Cedar just closed. It’s a tough market to open a business, particularly a restaurant.

    Whatever happened to the nightclub that wanted to go in there?

  • Glenn

    From a different Vietnamese “Cyclo Cafe” in Seattle, a Cylco appears to be a bicycle & rickshaw combo. “In Vietnam, the cyclo drivers are the eyes and ears of the local street scene. They know the latest news, gossip and events. If you want to know where to get the best food, just ask your cyclo driver, he’ll point you to where you can always get a delicious meal at a great price.”

    I’ll give it a try. I’m always down for a good sammich. Hopefully the prices are recession adjusted, too. :)

  • Fremont Lifer

    Thanks, Glen – that’s why this site is so great – somebody out there always knows the answer!