Photos by Stacie Joy
EVC Caffé recently debuted at 317 E. Fifth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue (a few storefronts to the west of the 9th Precinct).
The small shop sells a variety of homemade empanadas (vegetarian and vegan options available) and coffee drinks, fresh juices and smoothies. A lunch menu includes several soups and salads (we haven't spotted an online presence just yet).
During this soft-opening period, the hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, with weekend hours coming.
The manager said there are also plans to expand with a dinner service.