Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy
Earlier this month, East Village resident Pep Kim (above) debuted a new café-boutique concept at 184 E. Seventh St. at Avenue B (SE corner).
The small retail space houses Café Chrystie and his Chrystie NYC clothing brand.
Kim, who has worked as a filmmaker and photographer, envisions this space as a community center and plans to host photo shows and other art events here.
For now, the café is just serving coffee drinks as well as a (non-alcoholic) specialty — Yuja-Ade, made from the citrus fruit cultivated in East Asia. Kim plans to offer pastries in the weeks ahead as well.
The summer business hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.