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Uncle Arthur's Cafe, Au Breve Espresso, Cafe Angelique, and Others Close Around the City

These are tough times for little cafes.

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West Village: Neighborhood standby Cafe Angelique closed its original location because of a dramatic rent hike, reports Grub Street. The owners operate a few other outlets around the city and one in New Jersey, all of which seem to be doing fine.

Park Slope: Uncle Arthur's Cafe is closing after a very short run, reports Here's Park Slope. A sign in the window says that the place is closed for renovations, but owner Richard Gussoff confirms that it won't make a comeback. Gussoff's other project, a winter-time pop-up called The Soup Bowl, will open later in October at its regular location at 319 7th Avenue, plus he's looking into opening another location on Smith Street.

West Village: Spanish tapas restaurant La Bota closed its doors sometime in September, reports a tipster. The restaurant had very mixed reviews on Yelp, but some were fans of the sangria and paella.

East Village: Au Breve Espresso closed for renovations in August, but several weeks later it is still closed and EV Grieve reports that the space is now empty.

Alphabet City: Kamakura, a petit coffee shop named for the owner's hometown in Japan, closed recently, reports EV Grieve.

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