Aurora Colonial Cafe closing, breakfast and lunch restaurant moving in

The Colonial Cafe in Aurora will be closing later this month, making way for a new, upscale breakfast and lunch restaurant called SYRUP, company officials said Sunday.

The Feb. 24 closing of the restaurant and creamery at 1961 W. Galena Road will leave just two Colonial Cafe locations remaining in the suburbs, in Naperville and St. Charles.

Locations in Elgin and Crystal Lake were shuttered in 2018, an Algonquin location was replaced with a SYRUP restaurant in July, and a second St. Charles location was replaced with a SYRUP in October.

In a message Sunday to patrons of the Aurora Colonial Cafe, company officials described SYRUP as a "modern farmhouse-meets-luxe, breakfast and lunch destination." It will feature a full-service coffee bar, fresh squeezed orange juice, and locally sourced meats and produce.

Employees of the Colonial Cafe will be given the opportunity to work at SYRUP, the message states.

Customers with coupons or gift cards from the Aurora Colonial Cafe will be able to use them at the remaining locations, officials said.

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