BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: Next phase of Luna Park Café’s reopening

Three weeks after Luna Park Café reopened following six months of repairs and maintenance, it’s in Phase 2 – owner John Bennett reports, “We are now open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch. 8 am -3 pm. When the weather gets better we will open our outdoor patio. We are working on a plan to be open for dinner soon. Stay tuned.” Shortly after reopening, the restaurant at 2918 SW Avalon Way celebrated its 34th anniversary.

9 Replies to "BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: Next phase of Luna Park Café's reopening"

  • pete mitchell April 9, 2023 (1:38 pm)

    they close way too early, and their website no longer shows any menu.

    • Mike April 9, 2023 (4:26 pm)

      Probably because they’re not ready yet to serve dinner menu.  Could be staffing availability as well.

  • CarDriver April 9, 2023 (5:39 pm)

    Staffing is their issue. They, like every other employer aren’t able to make people work for them. Alway’s amused at people complaining about a business not being open more hours when all they have to do is, instead of complaining go in and apply for work there. Then they can be the one working those hours they’d like the business to be open.

  • JB April 9, 2023 (7:14 pm)

    I was at Luna Park on the morning they reopened, and I have… issues. The portions were noticeably smaller, but the prices seem the same. I ordered a side of bacon and got only two very wispy pieces. I didn’t have the stomach to check how much that cost me. I still LOVE Luna Park though, and I hope these are just growing pains with the new staff. I’ll be back again in a month or two just to check in. Hope it’s improved.

    • Mike April 10, 2023 (9:28 am)

      Welcome to inflation and the recession.  It’s not getting better anytime soon.

  • disappointed April 10, 2023 (7:55 am)

    Luna Park Cafe used to be one of my favorite restaurants in WS so I was excited to return when they reopened. I ate there last week with friends and had a terrible meal. I was told  they couldn’t make my first choice because they didn’t have all the ingredients! My friends were finished with their meal by the time my second choice arrived. When the bill arrived I was charged for the first choice AND the second one. They did remove the mistake but the whole experience was very disappointing. Hope they can work out the bugs until then I’m not in a hurry to go back.

  • TheAdmiralHimself April 10, 2023 (8:44 am)

    I love the idea of Luna Park. I love the nostalgia of the sign. I love to branding. But man, the food leaves something to be desired. Frozen patties, pre-cut fries, very little knowledge of dietary restrictions. Unless they’ve completely changed vendors and have started actually making food, I’m going to pass on this reopening. If anyone has actually gone and has updates on the quality of the food, I’d love to know!

  • A local April 10, 2023 (9:45 am)

    My husband and I went Friday for the first time since reopening.Warning, unlike before – the “lunch” menu (basically anything but eggs and pancakes/french toast) doesnt open until 11a. And after months of craving my fav mushroom swiss burger w/black bean patty, we couldnt get one becase it was 10:30a. So I had to content myself with a hobo scramble. Foods still epic, and it must have been 5-6 eggs in there but the menu is much reduced even beyond the limited hours. A lot of our favorite vegetarian options are just gone – although there is still a decent vegan menu we liked that there was a lot of “remove meat/substitute vegetarian patty” stuff as we are not vegan. We did notice though, there was a distinct lack of “35 year old diner cooktop” taste in the food, which was a very pleasant surprise.I hope they bring back the full service and full menu soon. We like to drop in a couple times a month, usually between 8-10, but neither one of us are fans of typical “breakfast food” and we have been wanting our black bean patty mushroom swiss burgers since the end of last year.

  • Alyssa April 12, 2023 (11:04 am)

    Recently spoke with the staff, they said that the menu is much smaller due to them previously not being able to keep cooks – from the menu being too large. They will soon implement new + old items. I’m hoping the chili makes a come back. 

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