Farewell to a Menlo Park treasure – the family who ran the Plantation Cafe

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on June 9, 2017

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Yesterday was the last day for the Plantation Cafe on the Alameda, operated the last 15 years or so by  Soo Shin, her mother, Maryann Kim, and brother Ji. They were much beloved by their regulars, including a generation of La Estrada school kids.

Notes one regular: “The joy they brought to people is probably how they could stay in business so long next to Starbucks.”

We profiled the family in 2014.

Photo by Rebecca Flanagan (c) 2014

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Melanie Farrow June 18, 2017 at 11:48 pm

The Plantation Cafe was where I met and made friends with a group of incredible women from all over the world. We used to meet and drink coffee and put the world to rights. A very special place. Menlo Park will be poorer without this place. Thank you for being there! xx

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