Restaurant Impossible - Off Street Cafe - OPEN

Off Street Cafe Restaurant Impossible

In this Restaurant Impossible episode, Chef Robert Irvine visits Off Street Cafe in Cerritos, California.

Off Street Cafe is owned by an ex mother in law Rose and daughter in law Robin who struggle to run the restaurant together.

When the restaurant first opened, they were very successful and takings were good, so they were able to pay back the loan on the restaurant.

However, as the income declined the debts crept back up and they are now in debt to the sum of the $100,000.

Rose couldn't be at the restaurant due to problems with her feet that resulted in multiple surgeries that had to be performed and Robin had no control of the staff or the menu.

They were ordering the same food items each week but paying no attention to what was actually selling.

The staff are rude to customers and defensive.

The restaurant had a large menu so food costs were extra high as was food wastage as they were ensuring they had everything in stock even when items weren't being ordered.

Robert revamped both the menu to include a mix of homely, country dishes and modern dishes cooked fresh to order.

The restaurant is given a makeover, it is fresh and modern with new flooring and a remodelled hostess stand.


What Happened Next at Off Street Cafe?

Off Street Cafe is open and they appear to have kept most of Roberts menu changes but in June 2014, they changed the decor.

Both Yelp reviews and Trip Advisor reviews are very good with compliments to both the service and the food.

Robert revisited the restaurant in a Revisited special in June 2019 and helped Robin to regain control of the staff and develop her management skills.

If you plan to visit the restaurant please visit their website for opening hours, menu etc.


Recipes in this episode

California Fish and Chips | Fish Tacos with Corn Salsa


Off Street Cafe was Restaurant Impossible season 2 episode 9 and aired on September 14 2011.

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This post was last updated in October 2019.


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