Danny Meyer and the Union Square Cafe team is finally ready to debut its sister cafe next door, Daily Provisions. On Friday, chef Carmen Quagliata, baker Justin Rosengarten, and pastry chef Daniel Alvarez will debut the daytime menu of in-house breads and pastries, while the dinner menu will roll out later.
The tiny Daily Provisions cafe at 103 East 19th St. is brand new to the Union Square Hospitality Group portfolio, an addendum to the longtime anchor of the group, Union Square Cafe, which recently reopened in its new location. Director of Operations Sam Lipp previously told Eater that the idea for the cafe has been in the works for years. “We've always said Union Square Cafe would just crush it if we served breakfast,” he said. “Daily Provisions will truly be for its community here. . . part of the wakeup routine, part of your lunch hour at work.”
As such, pastries, breads, and breakfast sandwiches are a focus here, including three flavors of crullers. Joe Coffee, a company that Union Square Hospitality recently invested in, will be offered as well. And as breakfast rolls into lunch, the kitchen will highlight sandwiches and rotisserie chicken — available as a whole bird to-go and in sandwiches and salads. Cocktails, craft beer, and growlers to be filled with also be offered.
It only offers a handful of seats, so expect Daily Provisions to primarily function as a to-go spot. Stay tuned for more information on the cafe’s prime offerings, coming later this week.