A new cafe, a new bakery and burgers are on the menu of Upper West Side openings. Who could ask for more?
Demitasse Coffee & Tea has been open for a few weeks at 973 Columbus Avenue (108th Street). The shop has all sorts of “options for specialty brews (chemex, pour over, French press, perc) and classic espresso and iced coffee,” writes one Yelper, who also likes the food. “Two things really set Demitasse apart from nearby coffee places: the food and the price point. They have both a kitchen menu and a bakery case, and unlike Oren’s, JOE, or Up coffee, there are several healthy options. There are both vegan, fresh veggie-heavy options and more indulgent things like a biscuit sandwich and a steak sandwich.” Thanks to Alexandra R. for the photo.
Recolte, the Taiwanese-French bakery and cafe replacing Josie’s at 74th and Amsterdam (300 Amsterdam Avenue), is now open. “During our soft-opening period (10/5~10/9), everything will be 15% off from its original price,” they say on Facebook. Thanks to Yael, Gretchen and Tom for the tips and photos.
The short-lived restaurant Baznga on Amsterdam between 80th and 81st that celebrated the CBS Show Big Bang Theory has morphed into another restaurant paying even more direct homage to the CBS show. Big Bang Burger looks like it will be Kosher too, though it’s not clear when it will open. Thanks to Corrie and Keith for the tips.
Drybar, a chain that blow-dries women’s hair, is opening a new location at 243 West 99th Street. Thanks to Maria, Robert and Me for the tips.
French bistro La Sirene at 416 Amsterdam Avenue (West 80th Street) looked like it was about to open as of a few days ago. Lauren says the tables were set with napkins and silverware. There’s another La Sirene downtown. Thanks to Lauren for the photo. (If it is indeed open, let us know in the comments. We haven’t been able to get through on the phone.)