Buckhead restaurant Cafe Jonah and the Magical Attic closes, will serve last brunch this Sunday

Cafe Jonah and the Magical Attic, the Buckhead eatery owned by Atlanta restaurateur Jenny Levison , was set to close at the end of February after five years. The timeline was moved up a bit and the restaurant has already closed its doors, save for a final brunch this Sunday, according to an announcement posted on the Cafe Jonah Facebook page :

Dear Wonderful, loyal guests,

After much reflection, I wanted to let everyone know that I have decided to close Cafe Jonah earlier than  previously planned. I know you are aware that our property has been purchased and being developed into a high-rise and our original closing was February 28th. (can I just say, I wish I owned the property because I would now be a billionaire!!!)

We will now be closed effective immediately except for our last Brunch this Sunday from 9-3. We will also celebrate our original vision for the day and go back to our "Pay What You Want" concept for our final day.

Please do not worry about my incredible, hard working staff. Sue and Sheila will be taking a much deserved paid three week break and all of our staff will be cared for.

It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve all of you and to be part of this thoughtful and supportive community.

We hope to see you Sunday!



Levison, who opened her first Souper Jenny restaurant with proceeds from her hand modeling gigs , donated 10 percent of Jonah's profits to non-profits selected by customers. Cafe Jonah opened under a pay-what-you-want model when it first opened, but eventually abandoned that system.

In other Levison news, the Buckhead location of Souper Jenny will get a new home at the Atlanta History Center in April 2016 .


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