Artesano adding a coffeeshop on the sidewalk

Artesano, the new Peruvian restaurant from chef Rodrigo Fernandini that opened on Chambers in October, will launch a coffee and pastry service on the sidewalk possibly starting today, July 27. Thanks to “Chambers Resi” for sending me over there, since I got to meet owner David Cabrera for the first time and get the scoop.

Folks around here are getting crafty and finding ways to use their kitchens in the quiet times. Caliza has Caliza Next Door for breakfast, lunch and ice cream; One White Street has Rigor Hill Market; Tiny’s now has Edith’s in residency during the breakfast and lunch hours on weekdays.

The sidewalk stand will serve Peruvian coffee, grown in the same spot where Eleven Madison Park grows its beans, as well as pastries made in house by pastry chef Joselyn Chirinos.

The hours will be 6a (!) to 4p. The curbside shed (which seems so insane on Chambers, but still, I have had more than a few drinks in the Mudville one) and the sidewalk seating will be just for the coffeeshop part of the business.

I am way behind on my New Kid entry for Artesano — more on that soon and an update here on coffee etc. after they open.


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  1. Great idea conceptually, although that outdoor dining area better be reinforced w concrete/steel given the way people drive along that block of Chambers.

    If the Artesano owners are reading, (pretty) please ask the slumlord owner of the building to at least paint the exterior (and ideally clean up the many dangling wires); it’s such an eyesore for the neighborhood, and even relatively minor (and inexpensive) upkeep of the building would serve to benefit your retail establishment aesthetically.

  2. Related question – why was the bus stop moved from the corner to the middle of the block?