Cafe Grumpy

Cafe Grumpy Reclaims Adjacent Store at 13 Essex Street for ‘Training Lab’

Posted September 22, 2017 at 5:11 am

With Factory Tamal now up and running on Ludlow Street, its former location is back in the hands of its maker, so to speak. Cafe Grumpy just reclaimed the other half of its Essex Street coffee shop. We are told that the south store of 13 Essex Street – formerly the cafe’s on-premise bakery – […]

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Cabalito Pupuseria will Open Food Stand in New NoHo ‘Marketplace’

Posted January 29, 2016 at 5:10 am

Nearly a year after its founding on the Lower East Side, the Cabalito Pupuseria is on the precipice of expansion. Owner Randy Rodriguez is poised to jump into the gold coast NoHo District with a new quick-serve food stand. The mission for this second outpost is more bare-bones. A faster-casual takeaway option via pupusa stand; […]

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Cafe Grumpy to Open Location at the Brewster Carriage House in Little Italy

Posted January 20, 2016 at 5:11 am

Cafe Grumpy is poised to open its eighth city location in the coming months. The trendy coffee shop – star of the HBO show Girls – just inked a lease at the historic Brewster Carriage House on the corner of Mott and Broome Streets. Cafe Grumpy is taking 800 square-feet of retail real estate on […]

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Salvadoran Restaurant ‘Cabalito’ Opens on Essex Street Friday

Posted March 10, 2015 at 5:09 am

Cabalito, that new Salvadoran restaurant we told you about last month, is a few days from debut. A sandwich board outside 13 Essex Street announces the opening as Friday (March 13). Full menu is still being finalized, but it’ll feature handmade “Pupusas,” stuffed corn tortillas that are the traditional food of El Salvador. Expect lower […]

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Salvadoran Restaurant ‘Cabalito’ Opening Soon at 13 Essex Street

Last modified February 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Looks like that Cafe Grumpy downsizing we told you about a couple weeks ago is permanent. The minuscule four-year-old outpost forfeited its foothold on the south store of 13 Essex, which previously functioned as the in-house bakery. After a brief stint as pet adoption center over Valentine’s Day, the sidecar space is to become a […]

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Cafe Grumpy Joins Sean Casey Animal Rescue for Valentine’s Adoption Event at Essex Street Location

Posted February 12, 2015 at 9:19 am

Cafe Grumpy moved the kitchen equipment from its sidecar annex at 13 Essex Street last week. The space that once housed an on-premise bakery is apparently now a destination for pop-ups. The first contender is a co-sponsored Valentine’s Day event with Sean Casey Animal Rescue. In particular, a “Pet Snuggle and Adoption Event.” Sorta channels […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Cafe Grumpy

Last modified August 24, 2013 at 9:46 pm

When in Chinatown … Café Grumpy beats out any day-old croissant game in the neighborhood.

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Chalkboard Wisdom: Grumpy Ghostbusters

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:16 am

Welcome back to another installment of Chalkboard Wisdom, in which we periodically highlight some of the notable sandwich board messages around the Lower East Side.

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Cafe Grumpy Should Open Next Week at 13 Essex

Posted June 10, 2011 at 11:09 am

The Lower East Side iteration of Cafe Grumpy is currently cooking on slow simmer down at 13 Essex Street.

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il Laboratorio del Gelato Saying Farewell to Orchard

Posted November 1, 2010 at 6:12 am

Next Sunday, il Laboratorio del Gelato will open its tremendous new space at 188 Ludlow, the ground-level retail space of luxury rental complex The Ludlow. Yesterday afternoon, we treated ourselves to two scoops of premium gelato and were greeted with a formal announcement of the Orchard Street farewell.