After navigating the notorious City of Chicago permitting process, Queen Sheba Cafe is finally open in the tiny building across from the Uptown Post Office at 4851 N. Broadway.
The small building housing the new cafe is part of the Sun Plaza mall and was most recently the home of Accurate Auto Insurance before sitting empty for the last 5 years.
We first heard about the new tenant over a year ago, but as we preach here at UU, things take time in Chicago.
From our editor's in person visit, it appears that the cafe is in a soft opening phase and has Ethiopian coffee and a selection of baked goods to go. The cafe's sign also promises sandwiches, bubble tea, ice cream and more, but for now, our editor didn't sample the food but says "good coffee!"
From the owner:
"Located in the heart of Uptown, Queen Sheba is an elegant and friendly coffee shop featuring the world famous house-made grade A Ethiopian coffee. Our cafe is open everyday with simple breakfast and hot drinks."
Queen Sheba Cafe is open daily 8:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Support Uptown's small businesses!