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Closed in Merrick: Cafe Nee

Burger 9 point 5 is a burger emporium

Burger 9 point 5 is a burger emporium in Merrick. The generous portions and creative combos make this a favorite. Pictured is The Jagger, a burger served with marinated mushrooms and caramelized onions. Credit: Kirsten Luce

Cafe Nee in Merrick has closed. The little eatery on Merrick Avenue, originally called Burger 9 Point 5, underwent several chef and ownership changes since launching in 2008 as one of Long Island’s original “boutique” burger spots.

Following a renovation in 2012, the place reopened under the same ownership with the name Cafe Nee.  While it still offered the same repertoire of ornate burgers (beef, lamb, bison, turkey and vegetable), its menu also featured panini, sandwiches, salads and a few Thai dishes.