Cafette in Chestnut Hill closes


After more than 20 years, Cafette - the cutesy/quirky cafe on Ardleigh Street in Chestnut Hill - has closed.

Owner Jan Wilson is career-changing to acupuncturist, so Cafette will become her temporary clinic in the restaurant's back room until she can find a new restaurant operator.

The note she left on the door reads:

Dear Friends,

I want to thank you very much for being loyal customers to my family and me over the years. It has been a true joy to get to know you. You trusted me to host weddings, bridal showers, funerals, birthday parties, and everyday meals. The season has come, however, for me to close my dear restaurant.

While I am waiting to find the right restaurant operator to take over, I am setting up a temporary acupuncture clinic in Cafette. As some of you know, I have fulfilled my ten-year plan to become an acupuncturist. My personal health has been profoundly helped by acupuncture. I cannot tell you how inspiring it is to experience how helpful acupuncture can be for many different illnesses, including migraine headaches, insomnia, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, poor digestion, arthritis, stress and anxiety, allergies, painful periods, sexual dysfunction, and chronic and acute pain syndromes.

I invite you with full heart to phone or email me to discuss how acupuncture might improve and support your health and well being. For the month of September I am happy to offer you a complimentary auricular acupuncture treatment so you can experience the healing possibilities of acupuncture for yourself.

Again, thank you for your support and presence at Cafette. I hope very much that we can continue to share our lives during my transition from comfort food to comfort by acupuncture in this wonderful community of Chestnut Hill.

With Deep Gratitude,

Jan Wilson