Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Updated: A few more days for Caffe Bene's reopening on Avenue A with an expanded menu



As we noted last week, Caffe Bene on Avenue A at 13th Street closed for renovations.

The signage noted that the cafe was adding items such as burgers, steaks, quinoa bowls, tacos and quesadillas to the menu.

Caffe Bene remains closed today, just a day past the expected reopening... the new sign notes that they need a few more days on the renovations...



Rish, the owner here, left a comment on the previous post. He wrote, in part:

1) The previous menu is still in full effect — we'll still have yogurt, acai & pitaya bowls, avocado toast, waffles & soups.
2) We're adding a menu through which we can attract more of a crowd in the evening. We close at 11PM on most nights and midnight on the others so it's very tough for us to cater to "late-night drinkers"

Thanks to Steven for the photos!

Updated 2 p.m.

EVG reader Lola Sáenz shared these photos... she was there to hang a piece of her art in the cafe...



... she also shared a photo of the new menu...



Updated 1/18

The cafe is now back open.

10 comments:

Michael Ivan said...

They should do ramen and dumplings too, so they can come full circle with offering menu items you'd rather get anywhere but a caffe bene . Stick to coffee and turn down your fluorescent lettered sign down, goes for you too NY Deli..

Anonymous said...

Ambitious! Serious question here. Are these new items still under the Caffe Bene brand or are they rogue or what's the deal here. It's a franchise is it not.

Anonymous said...

"More Drinks & Booze?" Here we go.

Anonymous said...

That's quite a menu change. I assume they have expanded their kitchen staff. I do hope they are replacing the tables and chairs so the seating is more comfortable.

It's Just Iced Coffee said...

Woof, I can barely stand to order a coffee from this outfit nevermind a sandwich.

Them 20 minutes later...."Your black iced coffee is ready sir!"
Me: "It's a fucking cup, ice and coffee!"

paddy523 said...

YEAH!!!! Bigger menu.................that always helps!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't care what anybody says. I like this joint.

Anonymous said...

+1

Anonymous said...

Looks like their expanded menu is an attempt to increase their own beer sales. A coffee shop with healthy food choices is not a good match for beer or wine. Watch them keep trying to make their liquor license work.

Anonymous said...

I only eat sandwiches, sammies can go scratch. And yeah, it's too damn bright. Need shades just to walk by.