Chestnut Street fixture Judy’s Cafe turned away the breakfast and brunch crowds for the first time in three decades last month when it was forced to close. Owner Charles Bain said he was unable to negotiate a new lease.
The homestyle American breakfast and brunch classics made Judy’s a small but busy place, particularly on weekends. Known for its cozy but charming interior decorated with autographed photos of celebrities, Judy’s Cafe will clearly be missed. One customer not-ed online that his experiences there had been “absolutely first rate. Not a single nit for me to pick … Judy’s has entered the top echelon of my breakfast pantheon.”