Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Openings: Cafe La Fe on 1st Street

Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy 

Cafe La Fe recently debuted at 70 E. First St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. 

Owner Yarissa Suarez was born and raised on the Lower East Side (Orchard Street) and lives on Norfolk Street. 

On the menu, the empanadas, with various fillings, are the main draw here... along with an assortment of coffee drinks (via La Colombe) and juices. 
In this family-owned business, Yarissa will receive part-time assistance from her son Yaslir, who would like to be billed as "entertainer, cleaner and sous chef."
Cafe La Fe is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a 9 a.m. start on Saturday and Sunday.
The storefront was previously home to Pinky's Space.


DrGecko said...

Pretty cool, Yaslir plays left-handed ukelele.

Anonymous said...

love this!

MrNiceGuy said...

That's adorable and I bet the homemade empanadas rule. I'll be by!

Anonymous said...

Yay to more local business owners and a tasty looking menu.Areoad and empanadas :)

Anonymous said...

Omg I wanna hear this troubadour.

Anonymous said...

Yaslir is REALLY CUTE!

Anonymous said...


Will be there!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Cute kid! I'll try to stop by this week. Love a good empanada.

Anonymous said...

Happy First Day of School!
I'm sure your classmates will be impressed to see this article.
Cheers! A Neighbor who loves empanadas

Anonymous said...

Rock on, young proprietor.