Israel’s famous Cafe Landwer is inching closer to its United States debut. It is currently under construction and could open sometime in late November in Boston’s Audubon Circle, per Cafe Landwer Boston’s publicity contact Daniell Cohen. The address is 900 Beacon St., as previously reported, in a new development at the former Elephant Walk site.
This isn’t Cafe Landwer’s first foray into North American territory: The company opened a location just north of Toronto earlier this year. The menu at the Audubon Circle location will be similar to those at the locations in Israel and Canada, “with a few changes,” Cohen said via email. Cafe Landwer is known for offering a wide variety of Mediterranean foods, like shakshuka, various pasta dishes, salads accented with halloumi and feta, and pizza.
The restaurant intends to serve beer and wine, and Cohen wrote that Cafe Landwer’s liquor license is currently in the works.
Cafe Landwer Boston general manager Michael Thomas has recently been spending time in Toronto training staff for the pending Audubon Circle opening, and he’s excited about what he’s seen north of the border. “It’s been killer — lines have been out the doors.”
The restaurant will boast 80 indoor seats and a seasonal patio with an additional 40 seats. Cafe Landwer will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and it will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Cafe Landwer’s Boston plans don’t end with the Audubon Circle location — Cohen noted that Landwer plans to open another location in Cleveland Circle in April 2018.