West side of Washington Ave. getting Mexican place called Cafe Ynez

The couple behind South Street West’s Jet Wine Bar and Rex1516 are planning to open a Mexican Cafe called Cafe Ynez at NextFab Studio.

Pic from inHabit Architects
Pic of NextFab from inHabit Architects

Jill Weber, the main woman behind the two restaurants, and Evan Malone, a founder of the maker space at 2025 Washington Ave., are planning, lunch, brunch and dinner at the spot, reports the Insider.

Says the blog:

There’s no timetable established for Cafe Ynez, which will serve breakfast/brunch, lunch and dinner and will specialize in Mexican coffees and rotisserie chicken. It will be BYOB. …  Jet chef JC Piña – an alum of Rouge, Tinto and Morimoto – is importing his mother’s mole recipe from his native Mexico City, and Weber/Malone have enlisted the services of a local woman to prepare tamales.

Cafe Ynez replaces the shuttered Cafe L’Aube in the building on a transforming section of Washington Avenue, which recently saw the relocation of Springfield Beverage and Kermit’s Bake Shoppe near 22nd Street. 

So, now you’ll be able to get Mexican, pizza, desserts, beer AND a 40-pound bag of sand within  a half-block radius.