What do you get when you cross a full-sized kitchen, an Italian masterpiece called La Marzocco, and barely ten square feet of standing room only space for its customers? Add a triumvirate of owners who know what theyâ€™re doing, and youâ€™ll find yourself standing out on the street too. I never could understand all those lines at CafÃ© Magnolia for those cupcakes or even waiting twenty minutes for a Shake Shack frozen custard, but at CafÃ© Abraco, one cup of espresso will cause you to look around for a witness. Order java from Jamie, who churns up some of the most delicious coffee creations enough to give Joeâ€™s Espresso a run for its money. Add a delicious olive oil cake and creative afternoon inventions such as panini and Spanish influenced fare and youâ€™ve got a spot you wish you had on your block.
This is serious cafÃ© done San Francisco style, and this will become an East Village hang-out to stay. There are different treats depending on the time of day, which is great for pleasant surprises. Iâ€™m always there when Jamie is at the helm, and his hospitality is key.
Viva cafÃ©! Viva East Village Culinary Revolution!