Threefold Café Becomes a True Coffeehouse on Friday Nights
Coral Gables is not exactly a hot bed for live music, and the pandemic has not exactly helped. In the midst of it we lost the raucous live weekend music at John Martin’s Irish Pub, and then the weekly blasts of jazz and rock at the Open Stage Club, both now permanently closed.
So, it is with open arms that we welcome the latest live music on stage in downtown Coral Gables, with the advent of After Hours Live at Threefold Café. Formerly a breakfast-and-lunch-only café, Threefold is now open for dinner Thursday through Saturday nights. We would go just for the all-you-can-eat mussels (five flavors) for $35, but with music on Friday nights it’s a whole new vibe.
On the night we went, a band of four UM music students – the bass, drums, guitar and saxophone of Uniform Crew – blasted out with rock and blues (they did a great cover of Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign”). Then came singer-songwriter Melanie Jo, also a UM music major, who did her best Joni Mitchell meets Taylor Swift unplugged. All of a sudden, we were in a San Francisco coffee house, not in a cafe on Giralda Plaza. The music starts at 6 p.m. and runs till closing at 10 p.m.
141 Giralda Ave. (Plaza)