Andre Saraiva’s ‘Cafe Henrie’ Expanding with Second Outpost on Forsyth Street

Posted on: June 9th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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With all ties to Le Baron (and whatever succeeds it) seemingly broken, former co-founder Andre Saraiva is focusing on a new empire. That of Cafe Henrie on the Lower East Side.

The French cafe debuted in September 2015 at 110 Forsyth Street. Now, barely nine months later, Saraiva is looking to expand the business. On the same street, no less, yet further south. According to the liquor license application submitted to Community Board 3 this month, the nightlife maven has chosen 70 Forsyth as the second outpost of Cafe Henrie (formerly the Gude Gude restaurant). It’s a block dominated by Chinese families (between Grand and Hester), and with the heavily-used Hester Playground directly in view.

Cafe Henrie 2.0 appears a bit smaller than the original, with eight tables and sixteen seats. Hours of operation sought are 8am to midnight all days. Since the three applicants – Saraiva is joined by Brett Robinson and Omar Pringle – seek wine and beer and already agreed to CB3’s standard license stipulations, the item won’t be heard at committee this month.

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Cafe Henrie during its debut, September 2015

Andre Saraiva is also a street artist who goes by the name Mr. A. He’s the guy who draws those grinning stick figures around town.

Below is the menu:

Cafe Henrie Menu at 70 Forsyth Street

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