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"Sironia Uptown Cafe" adapts to multiple restrictions amid Coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 7:57 AM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 10:00:07-04

WACO, TX — Businesses across Central Texas have been struggling through the Coronavirus Pandemic with the number of restrictions and uncertainty they are facing and Sironia Uptown Cafe in Waco is no exception.

Sironia Uptown Cafe on Austin Avenue is known for the unique experience you get when stopping by. You can grab a bite and shop at the same place but when the pandemic hit, it caused worry for the owners especially after they had to close for two months.

"Everything is racing through your mind, what are we going to do? what is the best way to do it? and following rules and regulations that have been imposed and stuff like that," said Martha Sanders, co-owner of Sironia Cafe.

Once they got the green light to re-open, they adjusted with the new regulations as best they could.

"We are constantly cleaning, washing hands, face masks in the kitchen, face masks everywhere."

Even changing small things they believe would make people feel comfortable.

"Everyone gets a paper menu, we throw those away. We are not using our dishes yet, we are using a heavy-duty clear plastic as well as to-go silverware to eat your food."

She says taking these precautions is necessary and hopes the community will continue supporting a local business during this unforeseen pandemic.

"Waco has been wonderful to us, it supported us as we re-opened, with everything they have been amazing."

Sironia Uptown Cafe is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.