Wellesley to bid farewell to Jimmy’s Cafe this month

Jimmy's Cafe, Wellesley MA

Jimmy’s Cafe, the longtime American bistro at 151 Linden St., in Wellesley, is closing on Jan. 31.

The cozy restaurant, started in 1988 according to the restaurant website, was acquired a few years back by Navart and Bedros Kaya, who gussied up the menu and expanded hours, including for a Sunday brunch. The BYOB establishment offers everything from steak to seafood to vegetarian dishes. But Bedros said he had to make a hard business decision: “These are tough times.” There’s a possibility that the business could be sold, he added, saying he’s not sure what he’ll do next.

(We wish Bedros and his family the best. He was always helpful to us at The Swellesley Report and we had some good meals at Jimmy’s.)

Neighboring Larry’s Barber Shop closed last summer, though was recently replaced by the new Linden Street Barber Shop.

Wellesley’s overall business community has been hit with a slew of closings, including the recent shutdown of Thunder and the impending shutdown of Hudson in Wellesley Square. Town officials and businesses are joining forces to come up with ways to reinvigorate Wellesley’s business and restaurant climate, including by allowing smaller restaurants to get alcohol licenses if the state and town residents approve.

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