Citizen Cake calls it quits

Photograph of Elizabeth Falkner in Citizen Cake on Fillmore by Daniel Bahmani

BARELY A YEAR after moving to Fillmore Street and then struggling through several changes in concept, Citizen Cake closed just before Christmas.

“I can’t do it anymore,” chef-owner Elizabeth Falkner told Inside Scoop. “I just have to start over.”

Falkner took over the hallowed brick-walled space occupied for nearly 30 years by Vivande and was acclaimed a worthy successor. But then it took her almost a year to get the restaurant open, and it never found a loyal local following. Falkner’s other restaurant, Orson, closed in October except for special events.