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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The News Cafe Coconut Grove Restaurant Review: Mark Soyka, genius proprietor of The News Café in South Beach, has done it again. His enormous picturesque restaurant (once occupied by the luminous Brasserie Le Coze), has given frustrated commercial Coconut Grove a bustling center, a soul. However, the food is just okay: burgers, sandwiches, salads, breakfast items and the like. The service is adequate. So whats Soykas secret? Must be the music, wonderfully selected jazz. Or is it the bar, where everyone is always welcome and theres always one empty stool? Thats not it, either. Its the fact that the engaging person seated at the next table could be either a prince of an obscure country, a supermodel, or a busboy from the restaurant across the street. Youre at The News, like in South Beach, the premier people-watching spot.