Photos by Stacie Joy
Joey Bats Café recently debuted at 50 Avenue B between Third Street and Fourth Street. (The space had previously offered sidewalk service here while renovations were underway inside.)
Portugal native Joey Batista (aka Bats) is offering his signature pastéis de nata along with Portuguese coffee here during the day (there's an 11 a.m. open) with bar service in the late afternoons/evenings. a mural of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The two-level space also sports a lounge featuring comedy and live music in the basement.
Batista started selling the Portuguese custard tarts several years before opening his first outpost at 129 Allen St. near Rivington.