by Brandon Fox
The 1927 Café & Bakery is now open inside the lobby of the Altria Theater, with coffee from Greenberry’s Coffee Co. and food from executive chef Carlos Silva.
01-12-2016 9:00 a.m.: The hunt for chef Carlos Silva is over. From La Grotta, Amici, Bistro 27, Max’s on Broad to Sodexo at Capital One, Silva has moved over to the performing arts world to open a bakery in the Altria Theater at 6 N. Laurel St.
The 1927 Cafe & Bakery will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and serve coffee from Charlottesville’s Greenberry’s Coffee Co., along with pastries and light fare from Silva.
It’s a way to get that java jolt while singing along to “Wicked” — the strains of “Defying Gravity” can warble through your earbuds or from Altria’s stage, since the plan is for the cafe to function as both a full-blown coffee shop and another option for the theater’s attendees. It will be open 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on the weekends, although the closing time will be stretched, depending on the performance that night. Beer and wine will be available in the evening for theater attendees only.
The 1927 will start to get its legs on Wednesday, Jan. 20, with the real deal, grand opening happening on Friday, Feb. 5.