Refuge Cafe In Allston Closes September 30

The Brighton Avenue coffee shop is shutting down after five years.

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After five years of fueling the bustling Allston community with coffee and breakfast sandwiches, Refuge Cafe will close down after this month, Boston Restaurant Talk first reported.

The coffee shop, located at the busy intersection of Harvard and Brighton Avenues, announced the news in a Facebook post that inadvertently quotes a melancholy Green Day song. The post doesn’t state a specific reason why it the cafe is bowing out.

Owner Jennifer Lee debuted Refuge in 2011, moving into a storefront that previously housed the Allston Cafe for 25 years. Refuge quickly became a hub for the large student population in the area, especially those looking to grab a light breakfast or mid-day PBR. The shop’s menu also includes tea, smoothies, bagels, and a small draft beer selection.

The owner is also involved with nearby Buk Kyung II, and she owns the K-Pop bar Myung Dong 1st Ave, according to the Boston Globe. It’s unclear whether those spots will be affected by Refuge’s closing.

Your days to grab an Allston Sunrise sandwich are dwindling, so pop in to Refuge while you still can.

Refuge Cafe, 155 Brighton Ave., Allston, 617-202-5409, Facebook.