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Two New Coffee Shops Rise From the Old Park Slope Ozzie’s

Yay for coffee!
Yay for coffee!

Two former Ozzie’s coffee shops that closed earlier this fall in Park Slope are reopening, each with new concepts, but some odd similarities: Here’s Park Slope reports that the larger former Ozzie’s on Fifth Avenue has reopened as the airier Kos Kaffe Roasting House, serving pour-over coffee that’s being roasted in-house. Half of its former space has been annexed by the yet-to-open Beauty Bar outpost next door. Meanwhile, over on Seventh Avenue, former Ozzie’s owner Melissa Rapoport will open Noella Brew Bar on Friday, reports Park Slope Patch. Here, baristas will use Counter Culture beans and serve a pour-over coffee that Rapoport has deemed "the golden cup." Rapoport adds she’s looking forward to special events like a "hairstyling night, where a stylist will come give blowouts and the proceeds will go to charity." This, oddly, sounds a bit like the Beauty Bar aesthetic, making us wonder whether there’s some kind of separated-identical-twin thing happening here. Like, if one barista pulls 50 consecutive shots at Kos Kaffe, will another barista at Noella feel sore? In any case, both spots are, of course, happy to serve you. [Here’s Park Slope, Park Slope Patch]

Two New Coffee Shops Rise From the Old Park Slope Ozzie’s