A First Look at Glass Shop, Serving Aussie-Style Espresso This Weekend


Catherine Weatherup, owner of Milk & Honey offshoot Weather Up, tells us that on Saturday, shell open a coffee shop in her Crown Heights neighborhood. Glass Shop (located in a former glass workshop) is inspired by the shops where partner Francesco Agostino worked in his native Australia. Coffee is a very theatrical thing back home, he tells us, and to recreate that, hell be standing next to the subway-tiled bar in the center of the room rather than pouring from behind it. Hes also eschewing trendier roasters and going with Phillys La Colombe, which supplies the Vongerichten restaurants, among others. He finds that its subtle enough to create Australian-style espressos ($2.50) and lattes ($3 for 8 oz.). No drip for now, but theres also a selection of PG Tips teas and simple sandwiches (ham and egg, sardine) as well as egg specials in the morning. Agostino also designed the space using reclaimed woods he plans to turn some driftwood into stools at a communal table and in warmer weather therell be a 600-square-foot garden in the back.

Glass Shop, 766 Classon Ave., nr. Sterling Pl., Crown Heights, Brooklyn; no phone