The space is shaping up at 110 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue.
Here's more about the venture and the people behind it via the cafe's website:
David’s Café, in the heart of the East Village, serves French-American food … in a casual environment. Opened by Chef David Malbequi (Les Enfants de Bohème, Summit Bar, BLT, Alum of Daniel Boulud), Daniel Rivera (Crooked Tree, Les Enfants de Bohème), and Hamid Rashidzada (Summit Bar), the restaurant is designed to be a comforting way-post/eatery for neighbors and visitors alike.
Our starting hours are from 5pm to midnight every night and until 1am on the weekends, we’ll be open from lunch and brunch in the coming weeks. Reservations are accepted for parties of six or more, otherwise just come in and grab a seat.
The site notes that all three partners in David's live in the neighborhood.
Paprika, which specialized in Northern Italian cuisine, quietly closed here back in the spring.
David's is now open…