In October of last year, South Philly lost one of its dearest restaurants in Sky Cafe due to a fire that engulfed the entire building. The Indonesian (by way of Sumatra) cafe nabbed the attention of Philly's critics early on; Craig LaBan awarded it two bells and Adam Erace deemed it "flavorful food at ridiculous prices." And when it burned away in October, fans of the restaurants were left wondering if "stinky beans" and coconut soup will ever again be a part of their diet.
Good news — Sky Cafe is open again (it actually opened back in February), this time at 1122-38 Washington Avenue, Suite B, inside the Wing Phat Plaza in South Philly, adding a small dose of Indonesian fare to an otherwise Vietnamese-heavy flock. A restaurant employee tells Eater that nothing about the menu or concept has changed, it's all "exactly the same", Western Indonesian hits and all. Really, the only difference between its new location and it's old Ritner street address is its seating capacity. Says a Sky employee, "The menu is the same, but now we can serve more of it."
Hours are 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. every day except Saturday, when it's open till 9 p.m. Follow their Facebook page for menu updates and specials.