Owner Al Simball took over the space in 2013 when it was then Urban Bread. Along with his girlfriend and café manager Nicole Martin, the couple rebranded as Café UB, serving a variety of pastries, artisan breads, frittatas and breakfast and lunch sandwiches.
Via email, a representative told Hoodline that the coffee shop will close on Labor Day. "Anyone interested in purchasing items in the café should stop in and speak with the owner," they added.
When we asked Simball why he decided to close, he was unambiguous: "there's too many coffee shops in the neighborhood."
Earlier this summer, bakery and bistro Le Marais opened directly across the street from Café UB, serving French pastries, Sightglass coffee, and an extended menu.
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