Vancouver’s bicycle-themed Musette Caffé to close at the end of February

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      There’s some sad news for cycling-lovers in the city.

      Vancouver’s popular bicycle-themed eatery Musette Caffé and Bar (1325 Burrard Street) has announced it will be closing down at the end of February.

      In a message posted to its social-media accounts, owner Thomas Eleizegui was sentimental about his journey in running a well-loved café in the heart of downtown for the past eight years.

      “To my dearest family and friends, I want to say thank you for the amazing opportunity you have given me. I met the most amazing people throughout the 8 years from all walks of life. With everything that’s going on around the globe this is such a small issue so I will keep it short, but I am truly grateful for what Musette Caffé and Bar has brought to me and my family,’ the post read.

      “Seriously I met the most amazing people from all around the world. I hope in the next month you can drop by and say bye before we close the doors on Feb 29th.”

      Eleizegui didn’t elaborate in detail about the reasons behind Musette’s closing, and the Straight has reached out for comment, but didn’t hear back in time for publication.

      “What’s next? Not sure, but there will be a next chapter, I promise,” continued the post.

      Its original location was located at 1262 Burrard Street, but relocated to its current home at the beginning of 2016.

      Musette’s menu features fan-favourite brunch items like New York beef-brisket eggs benedict with truffle potatoes, avocado toast, and ratatouille. Lunch and dinner dishes like burgers and pasta are also available.

      During last year's Hot Chocolate Festival, Musette offered the Fabian Caramella: milk chocolate and caramel hot chocolate served with a side of hazelnut butter crunch.
      Tammy Kwan

      It will participate in this year’s Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival (January 18 to February 14) for the last time, which is a bummer because the café always served up delicious hot cocoa creations.

      City-dwellers can frequent the bicycle paraphernalia-filled space until February 29.

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