Cafe Algiers in Cambridge's Harvard Square Closing Again; Michael Scelfo to Open Longfellow in Space

A Cambridge institution is going to be closing down for a second time - though this time it is for good - and one of the region's best-known chefs and restaurateurs is opening a new spot within the space.

Eater Boston is reporting that Cafe Algiers in Harvard Square will be shutting its doors in August, with Michael Scelfo opening an eatery called Longfellow in the Brattle Street space. The article mentions that Scelfo - who is behind Alden & Harlow just below Algiers along with Waypoint between Harvard Square and Central Square - will reportedly honor the landmark cafe with his new place, saying that "We're sad to see owner Emile and his team close their doors, but hope to pay homage to Algiers' 57-year legacy with this new venture."

Cafe Algiers closed briefly in October of 2016, only to reopen under new ownership less than a month later; the place has been known for its Mediterranean fare along with coffee and tea.

The address for Cafe Algiers (and the upcoming Longfellow) is 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.

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