Coming Soon: Lost Weekend NYC at 45 Orchard Street
It’s a veritable coffee shop comeback on the Lower East Side. In a relatively short six-month period, three such low-key cafes have already opened within close proximity. Dora arrived at 221 East Broadway last fall; Vie assumed control of the below-grade 96 Orchard in April; and Cafe Grumpy followed suit in June at 13 Essex Street. Now another is joining the neighborhood ranks.
Ultimate destination is the seemingly hard-to-occupy retail space at 45 Orchard Street. Finally, a full-time tenant. Lost Weekend NYC is the latest java joint that will also double as a gallery-slash retail space. In addition to just serving coffee, Lost Weekend plans to hawk plenty of related merch. They also pride themselves as being the first proper city locale to offer Brooklyn-based, Blue Bottle brand beans.
We spoke to one of the co-owners (and Norfolk Street resident) over the weekend, and learned that the official launch of Lost Weekend is in early August. Meantime, as a meet-and-greet gesture to the community, the cafe is hosting afternoon sidewalk barbecues out front for the next three consecutive Fridays.