By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published May 13, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Cafe at the Plaza, 1007 N. Cass St., reopened today after being closed for renovations since March 30. The original plan was to reopen in time for Mother’s Day, but a few minor setbacks pushed back the date.

Fans of the Art Deco cafe and eatery inside The Plaza Hotel will be happy to know it looks very much the same as it did, but now with state-of-the-art appliances and exhaust system to better accommodate dining demands during busy times.

The dining area has new tables, chairs and booths and, according to an employee, there is an updated prep room downstairs.

The Cafe at the Plaza is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for breakfast and lunch. It will soon be open Thursday through Saturday evenings for drinks and small plates.

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.