Posts Tagged ‘old-fashioned coffee shops’

A ghost of a coffee shop on 21st Street

April 16, 2010

The city needs more coffee shops—the old-fashioned, swivel-stool, formica-counter places that stayed open all night and let you linger for hours without ever informing you about where you coffee was grown and if it was fair trade.

I bet this place, on Fifth Avenue and 21st Street, was that kind. The owners of the deli that now occupies the spot just took their current sign down for some reason, revealing the old-school coffee shop sign behind it.

This should be their permanent sign, no?