The Café

307 - Cafe

The Café (season 3, episode 7)

written by Tom Leopold, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: November 6, 1991

A small failing restaurant brings out Jerry’s sympathy, but when the owner, Babu Bhatt, takes his advice things go from bad to worse. Elaine helps George cheat on an IQ test but their caper backfires thanks to Kramer and his stolen jacket.


Monk’s Café is not featured in this episode.

The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Jerry becomes obsessed with the Dream Café, a new restaurant that opens near him which attracts no customers. Elaine’s plan to take George’s IQ test for him backfires, after Kramer’s mother’s boyfriend traps them in the apartment when tracking down Kramer for his father’s jacket.

Jerry notes in his monologue how there is always that one neighborhood store that constantly changes owners and businesses, like a “Bermuda Triangle of retail.”

Babu, owner of the Dream Café, is from Pakistan, and with his business failing, Jerry convinces him to change the menu to authentic Pakistani…which also fails miserably.

Queens College
65 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Queens, NEW YORK
nearest subway: Flushing – Main Street (7)
Jerry mentions how George once passed his friend a test out the window during college, making him a campus legend.

Monica’s apartment
New York, NEW YORK

George’s girlfriend tries twice to get him to take an IQ test, and he twice fails at cheating on the test by trying to get Elaine to do it for him.

Dream Café (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK

Babu’s restaurant, which Jerry convinces him to convert to a Pakistani menu. The café is implied to be within the vicinity of Jerry’s apartment, as he can see it from his window.


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