If you're familiar with Chestnut Hill, you're probably familiar with Cake, a bakery/restaurant tucked behind the Top of the Hill farmers' market. The baked goods are (IMO) fabulous, and the food has always been fresh and excellent; breakfast and lunch only, with a limited menu (a few sandwiches and salads, quiche of the day, etc.).
Well, Cake is about to take it up several notches. They are moving into the former greenhouse attached Robertson's at Germantown and Willow Grove, and becoming a full service BYOB. Sorry to lose the greenhouse, but psyched about the restaurant: the space is gorgeous, and while their food track record is limited (except for the fab sweets), it's solid and promising.
I think it's scheduled to open next month. Maybe this will be the great restaurant CHill has never had. We can but hope.
(I know this 1) because I live nearby and saw the sign on the greenhouse door; and 2) it was in CityPaper last week. Not one word in The Chestnut Hill Local. Meh.)