Café Ology No Longer?

Café Ology, the mom and pop pizza and sandwich shop at 129 Church St. (right across from High Rise), seems to have shut its doors. The cafe was a favorite among students for its delicious and affordable food, hospitable owners, and entertaining table games. They have also hosted several musical groups on campus. The cafe, originally leased in October, 2007 is the third business to close since 2005 in that location.

Photo by Rachel Finkelstein

Photo by Rachel Finkelstein

At this point we do not know whether the restaurant is closing because of economic reasons or otherwise, but the closed sign out front and the disconnected telephone number do not give us much hope for a new location. As a personal favorite of mine, this is very sad news indeed.

36 thoughts on “Café Ology No Longer?

  1. Anonymous

    let’s organize a group of people to pledge to eat there at least once a week and see if that can persuade them to reopen

  2. Anonymous

    let’s organize a group of people to pledge to eat there at least once a week and see if that can persuade them to reopen

  3. Anonymous

    let’s organize a group of people to pledge to eat there at least once a week and see if that can persuade them to reopen

  4. Anonymous

    geez. spread this word in the argus as well as reviews and testimony from students who’ve been there. hopefully this can revive an interest in the business and they may be able to do better. its a terrible thing for a family business to flounder; especially in these times. I for one, would be willing to eat out there at least once a week for the sake of supporting small businesses– especially ones loyal to the wesleyan community. sad loss.

  5. Anonymous

    geez. spread this word in the argus as well as reviews and testimony from students who’ve been there. hopefully this can revive an interest in the business and they may be able to do better. its a terrible thing for a family business to flounder; especially in these times. I for one, would be willing to eat out there at least once a week for the sake of supporting small businesses– especially ones loyal to the wesleyan community. sad loss.

  6. Anonymous

    geez. spread this word in the argus as well as reviews and testimony from students who’ve been there. hopefully this can revive an interest in the business and they may be able to do better. its a terrible thing for a family business to flounder; especially in these times. I for one, would be willing to eat out there at least once a week for the sake of supporting small businesses– especially ones loyal to the wesleyan community. sad loss.

  7. Anonymous

    yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were losing money. Their prices were absurdly cheap, and they were mostly empty during the day.

  8. Anonymous

    yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were losing money. Their prices were absurdly cheap, and they were mostly empty during the day.

  9. Anonymous

    yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were losing money. Their prices were absurdly cheap, and they were mostly empty during the day.

  10. Anonymous

    Well, if they can get the store open for one final day, you can bet your ass I’ll be waiting for them.

  11. Anonymous

    Well, if they can get the store open for one final day, you can bet your ass I’ll be waiting for them.

  12. Anonymous

    wow, 10, you are so, so, so wrong. their pizza was delicious.

    even though a lot of us loved cafe ology, a lot of the time when i went the place was basically empty. i don’t think enough people were going for the place to make much of a profit. it really sucks.

  13. Anonymous

    wow, 10, you are so, so, so wrong. their pizza was delicious.

    even though a lot of us loved cafe ology, a lot of the time when i went the place was basically empty. i don’t think enough people were going for the place to make much of a profit. it really sucks.

  14. Anonymous

    @9, yes almost, in fact they were LOSING it.
    @everyone, for goodness sake, that place wasnt that great to begin with!

  15. Anonymous

    @9, yes almost, in fact they were LOSING it.
    @everyone, for goodness sake, that place wasnt that great to begin with!

  16. johnwesley

    how does a store/restaurant with such loyal customers just go out of business all of a sudden? weren’t they making money?

  17. johnwesley

    how does a store/restaurant with such loyal customers just go out of business all of a sudden? weren’t they making money?

  18. Anonymous

    Darn, all these rave reviews makes me regret not going there when I lived in HiRise. I really hope its not closed for good; I’d like to give it a go. Sounds like a great business that people are fond of.

  19. Anonymous

    Darn, all these rave reviews makes me regret not going there when I lived in HiRise. I really hope its not closed for good; I’d like to give it a go. Sounds like a great business that people are fond of.

  20. Anonymous

    @12:49
    clearly you never ate there. that wasn’t just a restaurant, that was everything a college restaurant should be. The owners were actually the nicest people i have met north of the mason dixon line. As soon as you walked in those doors you were their best friends. They just had that way about them. So no, its not just a store being closed. Its friends being lost.

  21. Anonymous

    noooo they’re the best! and so supportive of wes kids! we should see if we can help somehow!!

  22. Anonymous

    @12:49
    clearly you never ate there. that wasn’t just a restaurant, that was everything a college restaurant should be. The owners were actually the nicest people i have met north of the mason dixon line. As soon as you walked in those doors you were their best friends. They just had that way about them. So no, its not just a store being closed. Its friends being lost.

  23. Anonymous

    noooo they’re the best! and so supportive of wes kids! we should see if we can help somehow!!

  24. Anonymous

    Honestly this is really depressing. I agree with #1 they are so friendly and the food is amazing. The guy always already knew what I wanted and would laugh asking me if I wanted the usual. I really hope there’s something that Wes students can do cause Cafe Ology is amazing

  25. Anonymous

    Honestly this is really depressing. I agree with #1 they are so friendly and the food is amazing. The guy always already knew what I wanted and would laugh asking me if I wanted the usual. I really hope there’s something that Wes students can do cause Cafe Ology is amazing

  26. anon

    shit we have to find some way to get them back. they were fucking amazing. damn, this really sucks…

  27. anon

    shit we have to find some way to get them back. they were fucking amazing. damn, this really sucks…

  28. Anonymous

    This is seriously depressing. I like that they made awesome food and it wasn’t that expensive, but even more than that I love how friendly the people who own it are. Whenever I ate there the man who runs it would come over and say hello and ask me how things were going. Even when I went there for the first time after summer break he still remembered who I was and asked how my summer had been. Twice in the past year and a half they’ve told me to take my leftovers with me and just come back and pay later (once because I forgot my debit card and once because I had a family emergency come up during dinner). You don’t find places or people like that often.
    Is there anything we can do?

  29. Anonymous

    This is seriously depressing. I like that they made awesome food and it wasn’t that expensive, but even more than that I love how friendly the people who own it are. Whenever I ate there the man who runs it would come over and say hello and ask me how things were going. Even when I went there for the first time after summer break he still remembered who I was and asked how my summer had been. Twice in the past year and a half they’ve told me to take my leftovers with me and just come back and pay later (once because I forgot my debit card and once because I had a family emergency come up during dinner). You don’t find places or people like that often.
    Is there anything we can do?

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