[Photo by @CCarella]
Box Kite Coffee is in soft-open mode at 115 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue.
The cafe is from Cora Lambert and Erik Becker, who had been operating a pop-up at TriBeCa wine bar Maslow 6.
Liz Clayton at Sprudge.com got the first look on Saturday.
A few details from that post:
The coffee bar is small (though not for New York), with the only seats at the front windows (which will open up to the street in fair weather) and alongside the counter. Lambert says she was inspired by diner counters, and hopes the space will naturally encourage more bar interaction. “We’ve got some sick soda fountain stools that aren’t here yet,” she promises.
Box Kite will also have a limited beer and wine list as well as an offering of food and pastries.
Anyway, you can see for yourself now...
Hi Friends! We are not officially open but our door is open and we are giving away espresso today. Come by and say hello.
— Box Kite NYC (@BoxKiteCoffee) December 23, 2013
The Tuck Shop closed its location here on July 7.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Box Kite Coffee opening at former Tuck Shop space on St. Mark's Place?