Cafe Openings Update: Peaky Barista, Cafe Metro, Daily Provisions

Peaky Barista, a family owned cafe and coffee bar, is now open on Broadway between 102nd and 103rd Streets. They sell pastries, and some intriguing hot drinks, like a turmeric latte. The interior’s got exposed brick and a cozy yellow couch. Thanks to @chengjih for the photo.

Cafe Metro is opening on this Thursday at 2062 Broadway, at the corner of 71st Street. This is Cafe Metro’s 6th location in NYC and the first one to open on the UWS. “The fast-casual group will offer a diverse menu of healthy items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Daily entrees include healthy grain bowls, sandwiches, soups, salads, fresh fruit, and more.  In addition to serving healthy, locally sourced foods, Café Metro provides catering for both small and large-scale events.” Here is the menu.

Daily Provisions, on Amsterdam between 77th and 78th Streets, was initially expected to open on Monday, but we peeked in and a woman told us a “gas issue” is holding things up. “If all goes well” — she crossed her fingers — “we’ll be open by the end of this week, the beginning of next.”

The interior looks basically complete, with dark blue paint and black and white photos.

A Danny Meyer offering, Daily Provisions is billed as “your neighborhood coffee shop, bakery, and sandwich shop.” We wrote about it in detail here. Thanks to Joenna Sayler for the photos.

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    1. Steen says:

      Just went to Peaky Barista and the coffee was quite good! It is nice to have another coffee shop in the neighborhood. It feels like we have a shortage of them and the two we have always have long line.

    2. Mel says:

      As if there aren’t enough coffee cafes are around. Let’s see some good affordable restaurants.

      • Steve says:


        Find a building / landlord offering free rent to restaurants and you might actually get some affordable food in UWS.

      • Steen says:

        Mel, You must not live in the 100s. We have very few coffee places. I know it’s a different story on Amsterdam in the 70s, but that is not anywhere close to us.

      • Adam says:

        Those are a thing of the past as a result of the significant minimum wage hike.