As I write this in mid-September the following are currently closed for a while (not permanently!) -
Blue Heaven - closed
Sarabeth's - closed
Roof Top Cafe - closed
Cafe Sole - closed
Old Town Mexican - closed
La Trattoria - closed
Mangoes - closed for lunch, open in the evening
(Even Kermit from the Key Lime pie shop is not standing in his normal position outside the shop)
This is not a complete list but it's the ones I noticed closed - because I like them and I really miss them!
I don't blame them (much!) - it's the quietest time of year and really humid. They work really hard during the peak season. But it's still a shame.
Should this put anyone off visiting this time of year?
I don't think so because:
- guest houses and B&Bs are cheap (er)
- it's nice and quiet
- there are good restaurants still open: Mangoes, Antonia's, 915, Michael's, Veggie Cafe, etc
But it's just good to know if you are visiting in this pre-fantasy fest period.
For anyone interested here are some pictures of what a closed restaurant in Key West looks like!....
|A starkly empty and closed (only for a few weeks) Old Town Mexican restaurant|
|Old Town Mexican closed for a while for their annual vacation|
|Cafe Sole gone fishing for a while!|
|I managed to catch Virgilio's for one evening before it closed for 10 days|
|Sarabeth's - seems strange not to have David standing guard on Simonton Street!|
|An unusually empty (because they are closed for vacation for part of September) front dining area at Sarabeth's|
|Roof Top Cafe closed until Sept 29|