We want to take this opportunity to thank all our amazing customers for walking with us through 2020. We are truly grateful for your business. It’s because of YOU that our small local restaurant business was able to survive this unprecedently challenging year. Our ongoing successes would not have been possible without your unwavering support.
2020 in Review
New Corner Store
The pandemic has had its silver linings … it gave us time to reflect on what we do well … to look at how we could be more efficient … and to find new revenue sources to survive…. and from this our new corner store was born. In addition to our freshly baked artisan breads we now sell a range of additional prepackaged grocery items including, our frozen empanadas, Vegan & GF burger patties, soups and sorbet and our granola, infused oils and more. Corner store sales already make up almost 7% of our revenues.
We also introduced our popular Talk-of-the-Town High Tea. YOU can now enjoy a spread of bite size finger foods and delicious sweet bites with tea (or coffee) in the British tradition every Thursday at Café YOU. 9:30am, 10am, 1:30pm and 2pm time slots are available and reservations are required. Bring your BFFs and spill the beans over a spot of tea! $20 pp for a minimum of two people. A Vegan & GF option is available +$5.
We built a new Patio Dining Area
To be able to practice the social distancing at Café YOU, we removed 5 tables and our couch seating from inside the restaurant. To compensate we extended our outdoor dining by adding a beautiful new patio dining area. With our great Florida winter weather, now’s the perfect time to enjoy al fresco dining at Café YOU.
Café YOU turned Five Years Old
In December Café YOU celebrated its 5 year anniversary. Café YOU’s smashing success started when it first opened in Cape Coral’s industrial park in 2015 and introduced Australian Avocado toast to SWFL. Today, this signature dish is still the top selling item on our menu. It’s the perfect comfort food for any time of the day …. ripe avocado “smashed” onto a thick slice of Café YOU’s house baked sourdough toast topped with feta (regular or vegan) and a combo or other deliciousness.
Our Dinners Continue to Sell Out
Thanks to your support, our pre-fix dinners continue to sell out. We first introduced our popular wine dinners in late 2016 after getting a beer and wine license. Each month we travel to a different wine country and sample traditional food paired with wine from that destination. A few months later we added a monthly 6 course tasting dinner to our repertoire. These dinners give our chefs the chance to showcase their talents, presenting YOU with the best of their best creations. Hours of planning and preparation by our culinary team, led by Chef Sam Wood, goes into presenting one of these dinners. These evenings are an experience you should not miss. We also host special event dinners like our upcoming Valentines dinner. Click here for our event calendar.
The Café YOU Team
We are very proud of our team, led by our manager Michelle Perfito. They are an eclectic group who have a whole lot of fun working together, they are very good at what they do and take pride in their work and work very hard to give YOU the best possible dining experience every time you visit us. The thing that we are most proud of is that we were able to largely keep our team together through the restaurant lockdowns this year and have even been able to add a couple of people to the team. Café YOU now employs a team of 20 people, 10 full time and 10 part time employees.
Happy New Year!
We wish you a great 2021 and look forward to serving you with more fresher, healthier and tastier food in the coming year.