Top photo by Steven
Signage arrived last week at 27 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue for N25, a cafe serving nitro coffee and tea ... and Bánh mì.
This will be the second location for the brand that got its start in Taichung City, Taiwan.
N25 takes over for Gong Cha, yet another bubble tea shop to close along this corridor.
Per the brand's Instagram account: "The restaurant specializes in malatang, a type of hotpot very popular in the streets of China, often confused with ramen. But make no mistake, malatang is a totally different concept."
The chain is said to have more than 6,000 outposts in China, Japan and Korea ... this is the first in NYC.
This Third Avenue retail space has been empty for years, since Beijing Express quickly closed in 2019.