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.


afbp said...

we will visit---a lot of owners are NOT allowing this pandemic to get the better of them :)

Choresh Wald said...

So beautiful!
I hope the set up will stay year round. The nice season is till November and on clear Cold days It will be a nice spot to seat at and drink their tea.

Neighbor said...

These outdoor seating areas when done well are so nice. Here's hoping the city let's these become permanent and allows heating to be installed for colder months. Such a better use of space than parking!

oldmanfancy said...

Such great guys and food. Keep it up!

MrNiceGuy said...

What an apropos name given the recent PAUSE we all had, welcome to the neighborhood!

Anonymous said...

Pause is great. The sandwiches (especially the egg ones with the spicy paste they use), the drinks, and the entire staff are all really top shelf. Go and eat stuff there!

Jess said...

Yeah, nice thought about the outdoor seating, but it becomes a noise and quality of life issue, it's too much. And roadways need to be clear for a number of reasons. It's how the city stays connected and moving. Sorry to Choresh who I notice for some reason always makes comments when it comes to roads. I'll have to Google you and your agenda!