When I first saw that Cafe Allegro had closed its doors on Hertel, I was surprised. I had thought that they were doing brisk business. It turns out that the cafe had outgrown its space and was pursuing a larger location on the street. Allegro Cafe has reopened, incorporated table service and more than doubled its size, while adding a ton of new culinary offerings. Part restaurant and part cafe, Allegro Cafe is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is even serving up a Sunday brunch. The business is also open seven days a week, which means that the restaurant is both business friendly and family friendly.
Anyone who ever frequented Cafe Allegro can tell you that their coffee and pastry offerings are delicious. Not only is the new seating capacity tremendous, so is the menu. Menu listings include omelets, French toast, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, salads, soups, build your own burgers and sandwiches, wraps and clubs. There’s also a kids’ menu with grilled cheese and PB&Js. The dinner menu changes weekly in order to offer the best seasonal ingredients. Owners Marie and Bryan Buchanan have certainly put a lot of effort into reinventing Allegro Cafe, while incorporating many of the original tried and true practices. The atmosphere is very comfortable and reminds me a bit of a country cafe.
Come in, grab a paper, a cup of coffee and get ready to enjoy a quality, satisfying meal at a business that has been around for close to a decade. Starting in the fall, Allegro Cafe will be featuring live music, just as they did in their previous location. The only difference is that this time there will be plenty of room to spread out. I’m looking forward to enjoying a Sunday brunch in this place. For more information including hours of operation, check out their website.
1633 Hertel Avenue