Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Cafenation in Brighton Is Closing Indefinitely, Faces Uncertain Future

Over the past week, restaurants in the Boston area have either shut down temporarily or stayed opened for takeout and/or delivery due to the Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent actions taken by the state of Massachusetts, but late last week, a South Boston dining spot announced that it would be closing "indefinitely," and now the future of a longtime Brighton eatery is up in the air as well.

According to Geoff Wong, who put up a Facebook post from the place on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Cafenation in Brighton is getting ready to shut down, with the post saying that "We've come to the difficult decision to close Cafenation indefinitely. Our last day of operations will be on Friday March 27th." The attached photo within the post mentions that its future "remains uncertain" and that a "buyback system" will be set up at an unspecified date for those who are unable to use their gift certificates for the Washington Street spot, which first opened 17 years ago. (A GoFundMe has also been set up by the cafe to support their staff.)

Last Thursday, we reported that Moonshine 152 in South Boston had also closed indefinitely, with owner Asia Mei saying that it is a "hopefully temporarily" shutdown. In addition, we just learned this morning that Masa in the South End has closed for good, though it isn't known if its closure is the direct result of the restaurant shutdown.

The address for Cafenation is 380 Washington Street, Brighton, MA, 02135. Its website can be found at

[Earlier Article]
Moonshine 152 in South Boston Has Closed "Indefinitely"

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]