LES Favorite ‘Classic Coffee Shop’ Now Open on Weekends
Lots of changes to report at the Classic Coffee Shop on Hester Street. The storefront itself is the recent recipient of a new teal makeover; egg creams are now being advertised in the immediate two blocks big time; but more importantly, ownership is trying out weekend hours. A marked departure from its usual practice.
This past Sunday was apparently the inaugural weekend.
So, for those nine-to-five jobbers who before couldn’t experience the luncheonette, you’re in luck. It’s one of the most affordable homestyle lunch spots around. Opening up weekend hours could conceivably boost the bottom line.
The Classic Coffee Shop has been serving out of 56 Hester Street for forty years already. It’s owned and operated by Lower East Sider Carmine Morales. In fact, the location is presumably one of the longest continually operated diners around here. Before his father inherited the business in 1976, it was also apparently a diner by one Benny Steinberg.
And now the younger Morales is more intimately involved.