Drama Cafe - closed? — Brooklynian

Drama Cafe - closed?

Everyone's favorite "mystifying cafe" appears to have been shut down, according to the most recent comment on this blog post:


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341 5 AVENUE, BROOKLYN 11215

Current violation points: 91


Inspection Date: 04/11/2007

Violations were cited in the following area(s) and those requiring immediate action were addressed.

1.)"Choking first aid" poster not posted."Alcohol and Pregnancy" Warning sign not posted. "Wash hands" sign not posted at hand wash facility. Resuscitation equipment: exhaled air resuscitation masks(adult & pediatric), latex gloves, sign not posted. Inspection report sign not posted.
2.)Immersion basket not provided, used or of incorrect size. Incorrect manual technique. Test kit and thermometer not provided or used. Improper drying practices.
3.)Lighting inadequate. Fixture not shielded.
4.)Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.
5.)Toilet facility not maintained and provided with toilet paper, waste receptacle and self-closing door.
6.)Food contact surface not properly maintained.
7.)Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to vermin exist.
8.)No facility available to wash, rinse, and sanitize utensils and/or equipment not provided.
9.)Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
10.)Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer not provided or used to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
11.)Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.


  • I read "live mice" too fast and saw "lice." I'm glad that's not the case. Live mice I can stand, but dead mice trapped in walls and lice I cannot.
  • Not surprising since Sonia Santos runs it and she's the landlord of the building. I've had my share of awful experiences with her and I hear her current tenants are none too happy with her. Here's the link to the previous thread:

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