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

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

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