56 Hester Street

Classic Coffee Becomes a Trendy Cafe Tailor Shop Hybrid

Last modified March 26, 2021 at 3:15 pm

On Hester Street, a beloved cafe goes from Classic to trendy. Indeed, the Classic Coffee Shop, which closed last year after decades serving the Seward Park environs, has been reborn as a fancy cafe-cum-tailor shop. Former owner Carmine Morales relinquished 56 Hester Street to clothing designer Emily Adams Bode and her partner, furniture designer Aaron […]

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Looking Back at Classic Coffee Shop on the Eve of its Closure

Posted December 24, 2020 at 5:03 am

Today marks the final day of business for the Classic Coffee Shop, a cozy luncheonette that’s kept the neighborhood fed for decades. As reported, the lease on 56 Hester Street expires this month, and owner Carmine Morales decided to retire. And insists that there is no rent hike or foul play here. The pandemic has […]

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Last Call for Classic Coffee Shop, Decades-Old Icon of Hester Street

Posted December 22, 2020 at 5:02 am

It’s last call for Classic Coffee Shop on Hester Street. Last day of business for the cozy luncheonette – on the block for forty-plus years is Christmas Eve. Closure is not due to any rent hike. Simply, the lease is up this month, and owner Carmine Morales has decided to retire. The pandemic has affected […]

LES Favorite ‘Classic Coffee Shop’ Now Open on Weekends

Posted July 11, 2017 at 5:09 am

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 […]

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The Classic Coffee Shop Reopens on Hester Street

Posted July 28, 2016 at 5:15 am

The local diner classic is back. The Classic Coffee Shop reopened yesterday after its week-long renovation period. The sign on 56 Hester Street alerting customers to its summer cleaning was definitely a scare. As was the cluttered space – in a state of total disarray – on Tuesday evening. After all, we’re all too familiar […]

LES Stalwart ‘Classic Coffee Shop’ Temporarily Closes for Renovations

Posted July 22, 2016 at 5:13 am

Well, this certainly isn’t the best way to start the day. The Classic Coffee Shop on Hester Street, the authentic luncheonette mainstay in the neighborhood for decades, is currently closed for renovations. Temporarily, though. This, according to a computer printout pasted to the shuttered gate. Despite the unease – these renovation notices are oftentimes a […]

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