Nameless Coffee Shop Opens at 182 Allen Street

Posted on: February 14th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

In record timing for neighborhood storefront turnover, a new coffee shop just opened at 182 Allen Street, the narrow space where MakeUpMania last resided. The requisite brown paper was taped to the windows for the last few weeks, no doubt signaling the arrival of a new tenant.

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The java joint launched yesterday afternoon, but bears no official name.  That’s right, it remains nameless, much like the sister location in Park Slope.  Both locales are co-owned and operated by Ronny Kaj and Per Inglander.

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It’s pretty much a standard-issue cafe without the gimmick, and that’s easy on the wallet.  Kaj informed us that all the bagels, pastries, and desert fare are made in Park Slope (his family is in the bagel business). Coffee and cocoa beans are also self-ground, and milk stays nice and cold in a 1947 era refrigerator.

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Given the two-step proximity to the local M15 bus stop, 182 Allen is actually a prime spot for a coffee shop. However, there is still plenty of competition from Sugar and even Starbucks down the way.

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