Bay Area Export ‘Beloved Cafe’ Aims to Serve by Month End on Allen Street

Posted on: September 15th, 2021 at 5:01 am by

Photo: Beloved Cafe

The Lower East Side will soon be flowing with golden milk.

Beloved Cafe – a San Francisco-based vegan eatery and juice bar – is headed to 196 Allen Street. As previously reported, the new location is the first expansion for the company beyond its Bay Area environs.

Ownership promises that the new cafe is to be a “community-centered space for people to gather and come together over coffee, sourdough bread and our specialty sourdough donuts” upon soft opening at the end of September. Full menu offerings will follow in October.

“Ever since opening Beloved Cafe in San Francisco, we had so many requests from New Yorkers to open a cafe here,” ownership noted when asked about opening on the Lower East Side. “We feel at home in the Lower East Side, the neighborhood, the vibrancy, the art, and the diversity all really speaks to us and we want to be a part of it.”

Beloved Cafe signed a ten-year lease on half of the former Pala pizzeria. Asking rent for the 1,000 square-foot space was reportedly $168 per square-foot. It’s perfectly situated to capitalize on the tourist crowd from the Sixty hotel next door.

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