Wang Ye Lin and his sister Mei Lin served the last lunch at Hidden Paradise Cafe today.
The owners said that an Italian restaurant will replace the cafe. The Lins said that a family member owns the long-term lease or the building but the family determined that the monthly rent offered by the Italian restaurant was more than “we [Hidden Paradise] made in a month.” So the family decided to close and rent.
Today there were more family members there to help serve lunch than customers. Most all of them I had never seen but they, in my opinion, shared a lot of facial characteristics. What I am absolutely sure of is that Mei and Wang Ye are brother and sister.
Their food was light, fresh, and healthy and the value was extraordinary. It was the cordial extended Lin family that made the dining experience beyond compare. For me Hidden Cafe will be dearly missed.