After 10 years on the Old City strip between Market and Chestnut Streets, Cafe Spice has called it a career, as confirmed by the manager of its food court offshoot at Liberty Place. (The stand remains open.)
At its opening, Cafe Spice was arguably downtown Philly's poshest Indian restaurant. It was based on a location in New York, which itself was a casual offshoot of Manhattan's posher Dawat.
The restaurant changed management and focus last year, leaning toward those beloved DJ nights in a bid to boost traffic. It was fined $750 over loud music last year, according to LCB records.