Kopitiam

Another Malaysian Cafe Replaces the Old ‘Kopitiam’ HQ on Canal Street

Posted September 17, 2018 at 5:06 am

The Perfect Taste is now on Canal Street. Literally. A new Malaysian cafe by that name opened yesterday in the original home of Kopitiam. The tiny shop takes over after the latter moved from 51 Canal to East Broadway several months ago (thanks to a rent hike). As the awning suggests, Perfect Taste features “healthy […]

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‘Aeon’ Basement Bookshop Opens on East Broadway

Posted September 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

This one’s a page-turner… Today in a surprising turn of events, a new, independent bookseller just opened on East Broadway. The Aeon Bookstore debuted earlier this week here at the confluence of Chinatown and the Lower East Side. The newcomer business took the sub-level commercial space at 151 East Broadway, beneath the revived Kopitiam Malaysian […]

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The Much Larger ‘Kopitiam’ Takes Shape on East Broadway

Posted June 12, 2018 at 5:07 am

The acclaimed Malaysian cafe Kopitiam is making strides toward its revival within the next couple weeks. Contractors are currently busy building out the new location at 151 East Broadway. One thing is for sure – this storefront offers more space and an expanded menu. The ground-floor is four times larger than the original Canal Street […]

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‘Kopitiam’ Malaysian Cafe Revived with Larger East Broadway Presence

Posted April 12, 2018 at 5:02 am

Kopitiam is still closed, but will soon return. The Canal Street snackshop has been out of commission since the end of December after a short tenancy of two years. Their two-year lease expired at the end of the year, and the landlord reportedly jacked the rent. A purported 25% increase that Kopitiam could not absorb. […]

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‘Kopitiam’ on Canal Street Crowdfunds for Survival After 25% Rent Hike

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:11 am

Canal Street snack shop, Kopitiam, is headlong into its search for a new space. Its brief tenure near the corner of Orchard Street will soon conclude, thanks in large part to increasing rents. At the time we first broke the story, ownership informed us that a larger location was necessary. And while that might be, […]

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‘Kopitiam’ to Depart Canal Street in Quest for Larger Space

Posted September 14, 2017 at 5:06 am

It won’t be long before Kopitiam quits Canal Street. The Malaysian coffee shop, on the block since September 2015, is on the precipice of expansion. Ownership tells us that a move is in the works for Kopitiam, and that the new location will be “around the area.” They might also run a crowdfunding campaign to […]

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Malaysian Cafe ‘Kopitiam’ Opens this Week on Canal Street

Posted September 21, 2015 at 5:13 am

The block of Canal Street between Orchard and Ludlow is seeing lots of commercial transition of late. Dimes and Pies n Thighs both debuted this year, and Alexander Olch is rumored to be moving the tie business here. Now, it’s the former One Star Fashion boutique at 51B Canal that’s changing over. The newcomer is […]

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