Monday, August 8, 2022

Cafe Mocha, destroyed by fire in 2020, is reopening in a new East Village location

Cafe Mocha was wiped out by a three-alarm fire in February 2020 at 48 E. Seventh St./116 Second Ave. Any hopes for a reopening were dashed when another fire destroyed the corner building in December 2020.

However, the all-day cafe will be returning after all... with a new space at 111 First Ave. just south of Seventh Street.

Owner Ghasan Ballan received administrative approval from CB3 for a new beer-wine license for the address. (The previous Cafe Mocha also served beer and wine.) Paperwork filed with CB3 shows that the restaurant will be open daily from 7 a.m. to midnight, with nine tables for 30 diners.

No. 111 became available when Suki Japanese Kitchen relocated to St. Mark's Place earlier this summer.

Cafe Mocha first opened in the East Village in 2008. No word on when the new space will debut.  


stephen b said...

Yes! Another place to go for coffee early in the morn.

Carol from East 5th Street said...

Loved Cafe Mocha not just for morning coffee. Great place for a glass of wine and a snack as well as lunch and dinner. Welcome back!

Xeo said...

Cafe Mocha had a really affordable brunch back pre-fire. It was also not swarmed. I hope they can do something similar when they open!

Anonymous said...

This is good news. I'm happy to see them returning to our neighborhood after all their hardships.

La vie est belle said...

Best news ever!!!