Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Openings: Essex Squeeze on 5th Street

Essex Squeeze debuted last week at 300 E. Fifth St. a few steps to the east of Second Avenue. (We first reported on this arrival back in November.) 

The cafe, run by LES natives and childhood friends Cedric Hernandez and Charles DeLaCruz (previously an operations manager at Katz's), specializes in a variety of fresh-made juices, smoothies and bowls ... not to mention coffee. You can check out their menu here

There are two seats in the front window ... though it's mostly a to-go spot. 
Essex Squeeze opened an outpost in the Essex Market in 2020.

The EV location is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a 9 a.m. open on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday.

1 comment:

Carol from East 5th Street said...

Good luck to them. It's a tough spot and previous tenants didn't last very long. Hope the better weather works to their advantage.