With Newcomer Iconic Cafe, Lafayette Has Become ‘Latte Lane’

Posted on: June 4th, 2014 at 6:04 am by

iconic-cafe

Lafayette Street is quickly becoming saturated with coffee shops. Between Bite, the two La Colombe locations, and Gasoline Alley, Lafayette is now a veritable “Latte Lane.” If that wasn’t enough, another roaster is jumping on the proverbial bandwagon. Meet Iconic Cafe, which opened its doors earlier this week.

Iconic Cafe first announced itself to the community back in January, with signs in the windows of 238 Lafayette. Build-out at the former Lafayette Laundry continued during the interim five months, completely revamping the facade and its innards. Its presence brings yet another touch of upscale to this block.

The java joint also applied for beer and wine privileges via Community Board 2 in April, but withdrew the application.

Below is the mission statement from Iconic:

Iconic Café offers espresso based drinks as well as a large selection of specialty coffees. All our coffees are freshly roasted and are offered in deferent brewing techniques, from the traditional espresso to the Japanese siphon.

Recent Stories

How About the ‘Bluestockings’ Facelift on Allen Street

Check out the Bluestockings facelift on Allen Street. The faded canopy of the last several years was deposed last week in favor of something more “loud.” This slight makeover was expected, albeit more than a year in the making. The eighteen-year-old “feminist bookstore” – one of the last in the country – raised $37,630 in […]

Pala Pizza Seized After 11 Years on Allen Street

Death paid a visit to Pala this week in the form of City Marshals. The eleven-year-old pizzeria was seized and returned to the landlord on Tuesday. As for the restaurant itself, the furnishings and interior are still intact. Packed up for the night never to reopen. The Pala pizzeria opened on this upper stretch of […]

‘Facebook Muralist’ David Choe is up Next at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

A muralist who made a mint through his series of murals at the Facebook HQ in the early 2000s was picked to succeed the five-month reign of PichiAvo at the Bowery Graffiti Wall. Goldman Properties, owner of the four-story canvas (and the land on which it sits), announced yesterday that Korean-American artist David Choe will […]

Essex Street Market Seeks Restaurants and Vendors for its New Essex Crossing HQ

When the Essex Street Market debuts inside the “Gateway” of Essex Crossing next year, it’ll do so with eleven new vendors and two additional restaurants. Yep, it’s turning into another trendy food hall. The catch here is that the identity of these future ventures are not yet known, as the city must still choose. That […]

What to Expect at the 7th Annual Governors Ball Festival Next Weekend

Consistent warm weather is nearly upon us, and with it, so is the seventh helping of Governors Ball. This year, New York City’s homegrown music festival will be doling out yet another jam-packed list of musicians to take over Randall’s Island Park next weekend, June 2 – 4. Tool is slated as a headliner, and it’ll be […]