Cafe Ana Announces Closure due to COVID-19 Pandemic
(Photo: Cafe Ana)
By edhat staff
The owners of Cafe Ana announced they are closing for good on Monday due to financial constraints brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The "all-day cafe" is located on the corner of Anapamu and Anacapa Streets in the former location of Coffee Cat. They opened in December 2018 following an extensive remodel and stuck the location's roots serving coffee while adding extended food and wine options.
Their menu included California cuisine as well as house-made pastries for breakfast and lunch, and a newly added dinner menu of seasonal dishes.
Owners Katherine Guzman Sanders and Julian Sanders posted a message to their followers expressing their sadness over the decision to close.
"We write this with an incredibly heavy heart. The events of late have triggered the outcome we've been dreading... Cafe Ana is closed, permanently. March was going to be the month that saved us... with the launch of dinner, we were poised to finally get up on our own two feet. But instead it's the month that killed us. We ran the numbers for a pivot and we just can't do it. We're at the bottom of the barrel...," the note read.
The Sanders' thanked their employees and the community for supporting their dream for the past 15 months.
"Thank you all so much for the support. It was incredible to have been able to live our dream - if even for that fleeting moment," they said.