Aurora Colonial Cafe closing, breakfast and lunch restaurant transfer in

The Colonial Cafe in Aurora will close at the end of this month, making way for a new, upscale breakfast and lunch restaurant called SYRUP, company officials said on Sunday.

The closure of the restaurant and dairy on February 24, 1961 on W. Galena Road left only two Colonial Cafe locations in the suburbs of Naperville and St. Charles.

The locations in Elgin and Crystal Lake closed in 2018, one location in Algonquin was replaced with a SYRUP restaurant in July, and a second location in St. Charles was replaced with a SYRUP in October.

In a message on Sunday to guests at the Aurora Colonial Cafe, company officials described SYRUP as a “modern destination for farmhouse and luxury, breakfast and lunch.” There will be a full-service coffee bar, freshly squeezed orange juice, and meat and local products.

Colonial Cafe staff will be given the opportunity to work at SYRUP, the message said.

Customers with vouchers or gift cards from the Aurora Colonial Cafe can use them at the remaining locations.

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