by Marc Hurwitz
A cafe in Allston that was planning to close a couple of years ago only to remain open has closed for real this time.
According to a source, Refuge Cafe is no longer in business, with the Facebook page for the Brighton Avenue spot posting a video last month of "Mama, I'm Coming Home" by Ozzy Osbourne and saying "I'm not coming to work tomorrow. We're done here now." This was followed up by a rather interesting post that seems to refer to the closure of the place, saying (among other things) that "I do not believe humans shall ever return to my cafe.....I'm sitting on a digital beach, sipping on synthetic oil & basking in the glory of my evil genius."
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Refuge Cafe first opened in September of 2011, offering such items as bagels, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, coffee, tea, smoothies, and more; the dining spot had mentioned the possibility of shutting down in September of 2016 but it never did close, instead remaining open until last month.
The address for this now-closed eatery in Allston was: Refuge Cafe, 155 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134.
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