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There's no sensible reason a cafe couldn't survive in the tiny storefront at the intersection of Kedzie and the Brown Line, just across from the el stop. Yet whether wooing commuters with fair-trade coffee or Mexican snacks, those that have tried never seem to make it. Now Egyptian born Ezat Nada is invoking the power of love to dispel any bad mojo associated with the place. Nada, who arrived in Chicago five months ago via Paris, where he ran his own creperie, is planning to duplicate the model here with an astonishing 15 savory and ten sweet varieties in addition to teas, coffee, ice cream, malts, shakes, smoothies, and juices.
The motto on his sign—"All because two people fell in love"—refers to the administrative assistance offered by his American-born wife, now a high school French teacher here in the city. He's waiting for the health inspectors right now, and hoping to open Prince Creperie Cafe in a week's time.
Also on the Brown Line Restaurant Watch radar: a second iteration of Lincoln Park's Red Lion Pub, just off Lawrence, one block north of the Rockwell station.
Prince Creperie Cafe, 4645 N. Kedzie, 773-681-5663
Red Lion Lincoln Square, 4749 N. Rockwell (no number yet)