Jamaica Plain’s Centre Street Cafe (669 Centre St., Boston) will serve its final bolognese this Sunday, June 17, according to co-owner David Doyle. Yet all is not lost: Centre Street Cafe will undergo remodeling and will reopen during the first two weeks of July as Little Dipper, which will be a space-themed diner.
Doyle told Eater the new restaurant will initially only open for weekday breakfast and lunch service from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and weekend brunch service from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. but that the intention is to add nightly dinner service within the first month of opening.
“I’ve always had a love for diners, and the word is tricky because the spectrum of diners is huge,” Doyle told Eater in April. “What we’re trying to create is that really casual place that is very recognizably a diner, but with really good food.”
The rest of the Little Dipper team will consist of Centre Street Cafe co-founder Mari Perez-Alers, chef Robin McGrath, and her wife Leila Asher. McGrath cooked at Sel de la Terre in Natick and Ten Tables Cambridge before joining the Centre Street Cafe team.
Doyle told Eater the changes to the space’s interior will be chiefly cosmetic — artistic space posters and flying objects suspended from the ceiling.
Head to JP this weekend for one last bite at Centre Street Cafe, and keep an eye out for some truly cosmic pancakes in the coming weeks.