There was some talk, several months back, that the cafe was relocating to another neighborhood (maybe Brooklyn?!). No word about a new outpost — or anything about this closure via the Roastery's social media.
The cafe debuted on Feb. 21, 2020 — and roughly had one month of business before New York went on PAUSE.
However, owner Khaled Abdelhaleem decided to keep the shop open for takeout. And during the spring of 2020, Abdelhaleem provided free meals to first responders from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily and free coffee for first responders and law enforcement at any time.
The previous tenant at 23 Avenue A, Yerba Buena, closed at the end of 2017.