Can Ruan opened the first Perpetuum Café in Chelsea in September of 2015, and now, just over two years later, his second one has debuted in Tribeca. (Yes, he has plans for more.) The former Mobile X store has been renovated into a crisp, high-ceilinged room with a handful of low tables, a bar in the window, and free wi-fi. The coffee is from Toby’s Estate, and Perpetuum makes all its own syrups; pastries sweet and savory, meanwhile, are from Amy’s Bread, Fika, Ceci-Cela, and Balthazar. And everything is 20% off through next Friday (February 3). Note: The name is pronounced per-pet-you-um, and I’ve added it to the Tribeca Pronunciation Guide.
Perpetuum Café is at 200 Church (between Thomas and Duane); perpetuumcafe.com.