coffee shops

No Comments

‘I Am Coffee’ Will Only Be Coffee On the Weekends

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

I Am Coffee, the quirky, tiny coffee bar tucked into the second floor of a building on St. Marks Place, is scaling back to two days a week, according to a sign on the door. Which makes it even quirkier!

As New York pointed out a few months ago, the coffee bar, which barely fits a couple of people, is run by a congenial Italian couple who bring the cutting-edge of their home country’s brewing methods to the table, and experiment with their own cocktail-like coffee concoctions.
More →

No Comments

It’s Curtains Up For a Coffee Shop in the East Village’s Cultural District

FourthStreetCentral3

Photos by Kate Beaudoin

A stone’s throw from where Au Breve remains closed, the owner of the East Village’s latest coffee shop is optimistic she can hold her own. “I’m on the side street and I’m near all the theaters,” says Ginny Taylor, “so customers see me first.” Indeed Fourth Street Central is smack in the midst of the East 4th Street Cultural District, adjacent La MaMa, KGB, New York Theatre Workshop, Paradise Factory, the DUO Multicultural Arts Center, and the Kraine Theater, among others. (Not to mention the new guitar shop and underground cruising den.)
More →

No Comments

This ‘Aussiepreneur’ Serves Flat Whites, Is On the Rise

(Photo: Alexander Hall's Instagram)

(Photo: Alexander Hall’s Instagram)

In the month of May, Alexander Hall opened Rosella on the Lower East Side and Brunswick in Bed-Stuy, but he ain’t done yet: “There’s another Brunswick opening in Windsor Terrace in early August,” says the chatty Australian. “Then there’s two more in Harlem towards the end of the year.”
More →

No Comments

The East Village’s Newest Coffee Shop Slides Open Its Back Bar This Week

(Photo: Janice Yi)

(Photo: Janice Yi)

The Roost is the OG hip-as-hell coffee shop of our wildest hopes and dreams: Brooklyn Roasting Company single origin beans, Balthazar pastries, fresh flowers and — come Wednesday — a monstrous speakeasy offering up to 16 lines of craft beer (naturally the coffee shop of our dreams is also a bar). It’s even got an OG East Village owner, Vito DiTomaso, who opened the original Luca Lounge on the very same block (in the space The Roost now occupies and the adjacent space) in ’97.
More →

No Comments

Nine Greenpoint Coffee Shops Stayed Up Past Their Bedtimes

This past weekend, nine coffee shops curated by Greenpointers offered special menus, treats, and live performances during the neighborhood’s first-ever celebration of its local cafés. It all happened around (where else?) Java Street. Click through our slideshow to relive Coffee’s Night Out.

Photos by Melissa Kravitz

No Comments

Where to Chill Like a Williamsburg Internet Mogul, Per the Google Killers at Karta

A sneak peek at Karta.

A sneak peek at Karta.

It’s hard to keep track of everything this city has to offer and it’s hard to effectively brag about all the cool places you go if no one (not even you) knows where those places are. That’s why two Williamsburg residents – Samia Saleem and Dana Steffe – invented Karta, a shareable mapping system that allows users to make and trade maps of all their favorite spots.
More →