Birdbath Opens Sit-Down Café in the New Museum Tomorrow

Photo: Dean Kaufman/Courtesy of New Museum of Contemporary Art

City Bakery’s spinoff, Birdbath, is opening its fourth location tomorrow at 11 a.m., and unlike the other broom closets, this one will have actual communal tables and two-tops! The new location, in the lobby of the New Museum, is a short stroll from the Soho shop, and it’ll feature a familiar mix of items rickshawed over from City Bakery (kale salad, turkey-meatloaf sliders, pizzas, pretzel croissants, cookies, etc.), plus a New Museum Cookie, debuting on Friday. As you’d expect, furniture designers Uhuru have used stools made from hardwood scraps from local wood shops, tables made from a high percentage of post-consumer recycled steel and aluminum, counters made from recycled glass and cement, and there’s a 25 percent discount if you arrive by bike or skateboard (plus a 10 percent discount for museum members). Hours are the same as the museum’s: Wednesday from 11 a.m. till 6 p.m., Thursday from 11 p.m. till 9 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. till 6 p.m.

Birdbath Café at New Museum on the Bowery, 235 Bowery, nr. Prince St.; 212-219-1222