East One Coffee Roasters
Brooklyn-based East One Coffee Roasters now has an expansive all-day cafe in Chelsea. Founded in late 2017 by owners Tom Cummings and his husband Morten Tjelum, East One’s first flagship roastery and eatery is located in Carroll Gardens. Aside from offering award-winning coffees, Executive chef Will Ono (previously of noma, Mugaritz and Chez Moi) is also preparing breakfast, lunch, and an evening menu of small plates and housemade baked goods. Look for things like Rice Porridge with Shredded Chicken, a soft-boiled egg, epazote and cilantro; a Farmers Bowl with einkorn, peas, pistachios, beet kraut, Bulgarian feta and mint; and Burrata Bruschetta with blistered cherry tomatoes. An LGBT-owned business, East One is paying homage to the history of the gay rights movement at their new Chelsea location with a special photo gallery exhibit with iconic photos from acclaimed photojournalist Donna Aceto from the past 25 years. The exhibit will run through June.
- Thomas Rafael