Legendary San Angelo Cafe Closes Permanently


SAN ANGELO, TX – Longtime San Angelo cafe Kenny Blanek's Village Cafe has closed permanently according to a social media post Wednesday afternoon. 

Owner Kenny Blanek said their business slowed down with the mandated response to the pandemic and business never recovered. 

"We're going to wait til the dust settles in 2021," said Blanek.  

"We regret to inform our customers that we have closed the doors to the Cafe. We will continue to offer limited catering 
FMI call 325-942-1647
or 325-650-2776.
We appreciate your business, support and friendship over the years. Merry Christmas & Happier Holidays."

Blanek said they will still open for special events and they have four groups that hold regular meetings.

Blanek has been at the current location at 2100 W. Beauregard for 14 years and he began in the cafe business in 1986. 

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Darn 2020. .

Really sad that that another good homecooking cafe is done. My hubby and I loved going to Kenny's and getting the pork chops. Best thing ever!! Both of us are in mourning and hope that that they are going to change their mind and find it in their hearts to re-open in 2021. Our thoughts are with the staff during this sad time. 

I am a member of a group of men and women that began about 25 years ago. We are Goodfellow retirees, both military and civilian numbering around 25. It began when 2 men retired and started getting together for coffee every Wednesday am. I believe it was at the Cactus Hotel. It has grown and moved to various venues around San Angelo. For the last 6 or 7 years we have been meeting at Blaneks and what a great time we had. They were professional and very efficient. The staff always had our tables arranged and we felt they were like family. Kenny, we will miss all of you. Best of luck to you and family in your future endeavors.

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