Monday, July 8, 2019

787 Coffee for 101 2nd Ave.



Looks like an outpost of 787 Coffee is coming to Second Avenue.

Signage is up on the former Block's Vision Care storefront here at Sixth Street (this new location is also confirmed via 787's Instagram account) ...



This will be the second East Village outpost for 787, which grows and roasts their coffee in Puerto Rico. The 787 opened on Seventh Street near Avenue A last October.

This is a coffee-rich zone already with several nearby choices, including the Coffee Project and Southern Cross on Fifth Street just off the Avenue... not to mention Cafe Mocha on Second Avenue and Seventh Street, the Bean on Second Avenue and Third Street, and Kona Coffee and Company on Second Avenue between Third Street and Fourth Street.

As for Block's Vision Care, they merged that business into Block Drugs next door back in the spring.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This space was a coffee shop for a few years in the late 1990s when there was a dot.com stock bubble. Coffee shop bubble?
I'll do a Newtonian séance with Izzy and see what he thinks....

Anonymous said...

Also in the mix are tea shops: Spiritea on 2nd Ave and 5th St (between Coffee Project and Southern Cross) and Meet Fresh on 3rd Ave and 6th St. Further up is Mogee Tea on 3rd Ave between 7th and St Marks. Oh, and if we’re counting in 3rd Ave in the coffee glut, there’s Dunkin Donuts and Schmackery...

Anonymous said...

Why has no one mentioned Porto Rico on St.Marks? It's truly the original E.V, coffee shop!

Born on 6 Street 1 and 2 Ave 1951 said...

It was browny points for years knwe the owner who died of cancer and then his workers took it over

Anonymous said...

Isn’t Moishe’s Bake Shop also planning a coffee shop just up the street at 115 2nd Ave? How much coffee do we need in 4 blocks?

Anonymous said...

I agree 9:42 PM, no mention of Porto Rico?! Easily the best coffee place I've ever been to. Is there any reason to go anywhere else?

tainoboricua1956 said...

This coffee comes straight from their own coffee plantation on the island. Good luck to them.There is always room for eveyone.