Chelsea dining is on the rise: Well-regarded Carroll Gardens all-day cafe East One Coffee Roasters opens a third location in the Manhattan neighborhood on Saturday.
Located at 170 West 23rd St., at Seventh Avenue, East One brings geeky coffee and a globally influenced menu to a stretch of the neighborhood that doesn’t often see much new action.
Executive chef Will Ono, who’s worked at big-name foreign restaurants Noma and Mugaritz, has put together a menu of breakfast plates and pastries, salads, sandwiches, and small plates that run from morning to night. Breakfast includes dishes like a bacon, egg, and cheese wrap and cinnamon buns, while lunch food runs to a duck banh mi, salmon poke bowl, and poached chicken salad. After 4 p.m., seafood ceviche, burrata bruschetta, and cheese and charcuterie become available. The full menu is below.
On the drinks side of things, coffee director Selina Ullrich and production roaster Emily Wendorff peddle single origin coffees from various countries like Colombia and Guatemala in drip form, as well as espresso, cold brew, and pourover. Beer and wine are on the way, too.
The 1,700-square-foot space is Scandinavian-inspired with concrete floors and ceramic tabletops. This is the third location of East One, owned by husbands Tom Cummings and Morten Tjelum. The couple is celebrating Pride for the month of July with a gay rights photography exhibit from photojournalist Donna Aceto that gives a portion of proceeds to Gays Against Guns.
The original in Carroll Gardens is a neighborhood favorite, rising above in the city’s crowded all-day cafe scene. A second, more limited coffee shop is on the Lower East Side.
East One is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., soon expanding to 11 p.m.