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Cafe Amande Becomes Blacksmith, Old Korean Lady Disappears!

Lunch’er Kimberly tipped us off that Cafe Amande, the generic deli on 37th street formerly known as Cafe Du Monde, has reopened as Blacksmith Cafe. The good news is they are still serving up Korean goodies. The bad news, she reports, is that the Korean food has gone downhill.

Café Amande/Du Monde on 37th St between 5th and 6th has reopened as Blacksmith Café… but the Korean grandma who womaned the Korean station in the back was nowhere to be seen today! Her disappearance is also seemingly marked with the absence of her delicious recipes.

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Cafe Amande May Not Serve Beignets, But Their Korean Food is Good


Earlier this week I reported that the generic deli named Cafe Du Monde was forced to change their name to Cafe Amande.  But the far more exciting news about the place came via email from Lunch’er Amanda:

Did you know Cafe Du Monde Cafe Amande on 37th between 5th and 6th has Korean food in the back? Bibimbap to rival that of Koreatown. Comes with miso soup and extra chili sauce (make sure you ask if they don’t give it to you because they almost always do). No sides but I usually just take some kimchee from the pay per pound buffet (it’s homemade by one of the cashier ladies!)

Korean food from a generic deli? Homemade kimchee? I’m in.

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Cafe Du Monde Forced to Change Their Name


File this one under “Knew That Was Gonna Happen”. The generic deli “Cafe du Monde” (on 37th btw. 5+6th) was forced to change their name to Cafe Amande. Apparently the name Cafe du Monde is already in use by, oh, I don’t know… the most famous fried dough maker in the country. The funny thing is, I don’t think the owners of the NYC Cafe du Monde even knew about the New Orleans institution. Yesterday I asked one of the girls behind the counter if they had to change their name because of Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. Her response: “Yeah! How did you know?” She was completely surprised to hear it was a pretty famous place.

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