‘O Cafe’ Won’t Open on Hester Street Until the ‘Beginning of Next Year’

Posted on: December 6th, 2016 at 5:05 am by
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O Cafe is off the rails, and won’t open on Hester Street for another couple months yet.

Argentinian chef-slash-potter Fernando Aciar is poised to bring the Greenwich Village-based restaurant and artist workshop to the two commercial spaces comprising 61 Hester Street. Ever since the announcement earlier this fall, there has been movement inside both stores. With paper in the windows. But don’t expect a launch anytime soon. The ownership confirms that the coffee shop won’t open until the “beginning of next year.”

Until then, we have more detail about the endeavor, courtesy of application materials sent to Community Board 3. Namely that they’re going for a beer-wine license, hope to carry hours of 8am to 12am all days, and seek a sidewalk cafe until 11pm.

O Cafe will serve small-plate brunch and dinner daily.

Meanwhile, the shop next door (same address) will house Fefo Studio, a retail showcase for Aciar’s own ceramics line.

61 Hester Street previously housed the restaurants Orange and Brown. The latter survived twelve years on the block before calling it quits in 2013.

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Inside 61 Hester St.

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