Thursday, July 16, 2020
Checking in on Pause Cafe
Text and photos by Stacie Joy
Pause Cafe, located at 3 Clinton St. near the corner of Houston, recently reopened after being shuttered during the COVID-19-related PAUSE order.
Safety precautions are being observed, and new items have been added to the menu, such as a line of fresh-squeezed juices, in addition to house favorites like acai bowls, smoothies, house-made muffins and pastries as well as an extended line of coffee and tea drinks.
Owner Amine Sadki has created a tropical-inspired outdoor seating setup for his Moroccan-themed coffee shop. The curbside space is as comfortable as you can get on a city street with flowering plants, palms and umbrellas. Carpets, chairs and tables — and finally, people — round out the setting.
I ask Amine and the Pause team to pose for a group shot before I leave. Even with masks on you can see them smiling.
Pause Cafe is open during the week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., with an 8 a.m. start on the weekend.