Archive for the ‘Announcement’ Category

30 MAR

NYC Coffee Shops Open On Easter 2013

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06 MAR

Ecopolis Cafe’s Mission of Local Sustainability Didn’t Sustain Them

Ecopolis | Carroll Gardens Ecopolis | Carroll Gardens

According to Carroll Gardens blog Pardon Me For Asking, Ecopolis Cafe, on the corner of Smith and Warren Streets, has closed as of February 26th, 2013. They weren’t high on our visit list, and we never got around to creating a listing for them, as they occupied the vast landscape of mediocre coffee shops with no clear mission or personality, with the added constraint of very little seating space.

When they opened, they served PT’s Coffee, from Kansas, which although it went against their motto of supporting local sustainability, made it a place we stopped by from time to time, since PT’s is hard to come by in Brooklyn. Not long after that, Ecopolis switched to other, less interesting coffee sources, and we had no particular reason to drop by there much.

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06 MAR

Park Slope’s Noella Brew Bar Has Closed

Noella Brew Bar | 7th Ave | Park Slope Noella Brew Bar | Park Slope

According to an announcement on their Facebook page, Noella Brew Bar, the Third Wave Coffee reincarnation of owner Melissa Rapoport’s original Park Slope coffee shop, Ozzie’s Coffee, has closed as of this past Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 after a little more than a year in business.

Although it wasn’t a coffee destination for us, it was a good place to work and enjoy their homemade goodies. Best of luck to the former employees and to Ms. Rapoport herself.

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25 FEB

Long Island City’s Sweetleaf Opens New Hunters Point Cafe

Sweetleaf | Center Blvd | Hunters Point

Sweetleaf has officially opened its third shop in the Battery Park City-esque development on the Queens waterfront in Hunters Point, a hop, skip, and a jump from its original cafe on Jackson Ave in Long Island City. They’ll be serving coffee from 7am to 7pm, at which point the spot will turn into a bar (beginning Wednesday), courtesy of Queens neighbor, craft cocktail bar Dutch Kills.

Sweetleaf | Center Blvd | Hunters Point

Already popular with the locals, it’s a gorgeous spot, furnished with antique found items, including a public space clock above the bar, a signature door inlaid into the wood above the side bar, and an enclosed champagne room in the back.

We’ll have more pictures and a complete review soon.

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31 DEC

NYC Coffee Shops open on New Year’s Day 2013

New Year’s Day, of all major holidays, is the one most likely to engender a desire for coffee, given the nature of most people’s previous night celebrations, some of which perhaps extend right up until the time they decide to head out for said coffee.

Parlor Coffee | Williamsburg
One of our favorite new shops of 2013, open only for nine weeks, is Parlor Coffee. They’ll be open from 10am-3pm, serving their self-roasted Colombia Pedregal – espresso drinks only.

Another Williamsburg shop, offering food and coffee, Toby’s Estate Coffee, will be open from 8:30am – 6pm.
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21 NOV

Thanksgiving 2012 Holiday Hours for New York City Coffee Shops

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Many New York City coffee shops have restricted hours for the holiday weekend or are closed tomorrow. Here’s a rundown of shops that we’ve heard from.

Cafe Buunni | Pinehurst Ave | Hudson Heights

Cafe Buunni is closed for the holiday only.

Bushwick’s vegan doughnut masters Dun-Well Doughnuts will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

Both the original Grand St location of Doughnut Plant and the newer Chelsea branch are closed for the holiday. We hope doughnuts aren’t an integral part of your Thanksgiving feast.

Jackson Heights mainstay Espresso 77 will also be closed Thursday but will reopen Friday at 7:30am.

Gimme! Coffee | Lorimer St | East Williamsburg

All three Gimme! Coffee locations: Nolita, Lorimer St and Roebling St are open on Thanksgiving from 7am to 2pm.

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16 SEP

Cafe De Cupping Opens, First Specialty Coffee Shop in Flushing

Cafe De Cupping | Northern Blvd | Flushing

Flushing’s first specialty coffee shop, Korean-run Cafe De Cupping, on Northern Boulevard, opened a week ago serving Intelligentsia Coffee, tea, and a few Korean bakery items including Honey Bread, Cinnamon Bread, and Cheesecake. Not only is it the first modern indie coffee shop in Flushing, it’s the only shop within 50 blocks of Jackson Heights, going east, Espresso 77 being the previous outlier.

Cafe De Cupping | Northern Blvd | Flushing

The cafe is attractive, dimly lit, and offers lots of seating, wifi (with a purchase), and plugs. Some of Murray Hill/East Flushing’s best Korean restaurants are nearby, and in fact, we stumbled upon Cafe De Cupping while visiting BCD Tofu House across the street.

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03 SEP

Stellina, a favorite gelato shop of ours, reopens on the Lower East Side, sans seating

Stellina | Allen St | Lower East Side

Stellina, one of our favorite gelato shops, reopened last week on the Lower East Side, sans seating. Now it’s only an Allen Street window serving Counter Culture espresso, coffee, gelato, and some food. We haven’t tried the coffee yet.

Dark Chocolate Sorbet | Stellina | Allen St | Lower East Side

The dark chocolate gelato is still dark and cocoa-y, perhaps just a bit over-sweet and melty, but hey, it was their first day. We’re assuming that they’re going to expand their next-door wine bar Sorella, which has been closed for quite some time now, around behind the window, using the former Stellina space for expansion.

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24 JUL

Gimme! Coffee celebrates 1 year anniversary of Roebling St branch, Friday, Aug 3rd

Gimme! Coffee, Roebling St
Next Friday, August 3rd, 2012, from 8:30pm-11:30pm, Ithaca, NY coffee roasters Gimme! Coffee will be celebrating the one year anniversary of their third New York City cafe, the Roebling St, Williamsburg branch.

According to their Facebook event page, there will be coffee, snacks, live music and the opportunity to bring your own booze. We’re interested to see how they’re going to fit all this in the space.

There will also be an art auction to raise money for a Brooklyn charity, and they’re actively seeking Brooklyn artists to donate work.

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