Several EVG readers noted that brown paper went up in the windows at Caffe Bene on Avenue A at 13th Street.
Signs arrived out front later noted:
We're closed for renovations & will re-open Tuesday, January 10th
Coming soon: Burgers, steaks, quinoa bowls, tacos, quesadillas, etc.
Said one neighbor: "Sounds like they're shifting to a menu that'll cater more to late-night drinkers than the cell phone and laptop crowd."
This Caffe Bene location does have a beer-wine license. It opened here in late 2015... the coffeehouse chain is based in Seoul, South Korea. The previous menu for this Caffe Bene shows items including avocado toast, yogurt bowls, waffles and soups ... as well as a variety of coffee drinks.
Previously on EV Grieve:
2 Caffe Bene locations coming to the East Village (45 comments)
Reader report: Rent hike washes away longtime Avenue A laundromat
Work starts on the 2 Caffe Bene spaces in the East Village
Brewing Soon signage arrives for Caffe Bene on Avenue A