161 Allen Street

Coming Soon: Banners & Posters at 161 Allen

Posted March 8, 2011 at 6:09 am

In retrospect, Waffin Tea Room never really notched a significant impact on the Lower East Side cafe scene.

Waffin Tea Room is Out

Posted January 4, 2010 at 6:18 am

Almost a year after opening for business at 161 Allen Street, the Waffin Tea Room is out.  But apparently not for good.  According to a sign in their window, the tea spot is moving to parts unknown, beckoning former customers to “call.”  We obliged, only to receive a message from the operator indicating that the […]

Waffin Tea Room Might Have Some Enemies

Posted December 9, 2009 at 6:17 am

If the graffiti scrawled on their canvas vestibule is any indication, the Waffin Tea Room at 161 Allen Street might have some enemies.  Espresso was incorrectly spelled with an “x” which angered someone to the point of no return.

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Waffin’s Ready

Last modified March 7, 2011 at 4:56 pm

The Waffin Tea Room is currently open for business. According to an anonymous tipster, the cafe has been serving since “Obama-inauguration Tuesday.” Related Reading:Waffin Tea Room coverage [Bowery Boogie]


Waffin Update

Last modified March 7, 2011 at 4:56 pm

The Waffin Tea Room is now one baby-step closer to opening. A freshly flamboyant red awning was just installed last week. But don’t get your caffeine-driven hopes up. There are still plenty of newspapers taped in the windows. Stay tuned. Related Reading:Tea Time on Allen [Bowery Boogie]


Tea Time on Allen

Last modified March 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Coming soon to the storefront neighboring the uber-trendy People is a new establishment dubbed the Waffin Tea Room. Since the website advertised on their Allen Street entrance is not live, the jury is still out on possible menu and official opening date. Be sure to check back soon for more details. The upscaling of Allen […]