Nolita’s Newest Coffee Shop Has Fashion-Designer Cred

Yuen's other cafe, Oro Photo: Melissa Hom

Oro Bakery & Bar owner Dorina Yuen is expanding her caf empire with Lafayette Espresso Bar and Marketplace, reports Diner's Journal. The Nolita shop, just a few blocks away from Oro at 189 Lafayette Street, opens July 20 and will supplement the standard caf menu of sandwiches and salads with options like local pickles and preserves, and of course vegan cookies. For additional cool-crowd cred, one of Yuen's partners is erstwhile fashion designer Christiane Celle, founder of hippie-luxe brand Calypso. [Diner's Journal/NYT]