operating for over thirty years, a well-known restaurant in Albuquerque’s International District will be closing its doors by the end of the year. The May Cafe, a Vietnamese restaurant located at the intersection of Central and Louisiana, has become a local icon with the giant Lumberjack statue overlooking the neighborhood. Ever since Lim Whim took over the business from his family in 1992, he and his wife have diligently served the community. However, due to the challenges of running the restaurant day in and day out, as well as growing older, they have decided to retire and prioritize their health.
Additionally, the increase in crime in recent years has played a role in their decision. While Whim is looking forward to a quieter life, saying goodbye to the May Cafe is a mix of emotions.
However, there is a possibility of a family member taking over the building to open another restaurant in the future..