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The Gypsy Cafe in Sevastopol will become a general store and a pie bar

The Gypsy Cafe in Sevastopol is suspending catering service until 2023, due to labor shortages and supply chain issues. But true to form, owner Shawn Hall will keep the popular spot open with another pivot.

In October, the 11-year-old restaurant known for its hearty comforting brunches, lunches and dinners will become Gypsy General Store and Pie Bar.

Chef Jenny Maliki, the baker behind the cinnamon rolls and pies at Americana Restaurant in Santa Rosa, will lead the pie program. Gypsy Still will serve organic coffee and fresh juices as well as wine and beer at their bar.

A frangipane and plum pie with a lattice top crust by pastry chef Jenny Malicki. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Hall has pivoted her business several times during the pandemic, offering takeout, building an outdoor space and changing the hours of the Gypsy Cafe. But a labor shortage and supply chain issues forced her to end the restaurant service, for now, she said.

In addition to pies, Hall will also sell a variety of vintage and craft items at Gypsy, including rustic reclaimed iron pieces, pottery, furniture, jewelry, and goat’s milk soaps. His Gypsy Cafe Cookbook will be released this fall.

Gypsy Cafe is located at 162 N. Main St., Sebastopol, gypsy-cafe.com. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday.

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