Manhattan, New York (PRWEB) March 10, 2014
When the landlord handed the owners of Chinese Mirch a renewed lease with an outrageous bump in the rent, they were faced with two choices, move out or get creative with their two-floor space. They made the choice to scale Chinese Mirch down to the first floor and carve a cozy fifteen-seat coffee shop on the 2nd floor. Passing by the building you may not even notice it; there is no signage except a J.G. Mercantile Design marquee light-up cafe sign in the window. Few steps up, it's a serene white space with a manual La Marzocco espresso machine perched on a compact butcher block counter, expansive views of the 28th street & Lexington crossroad and comfortable seating (no standing counters here!).
At Crossroad NY, the coffee they are brewing is Intelligentsia. According to owner Sienam Lulla, "The one thing you consume a lot when you are in the restaurant business is coffee or alcohol. Fortunately for me its coffee and I have had just about every kind that’s out there. So I was convinced right from the beginning it had to be the down to earth Intelligentsia. Not only do they make the coffee right, they do right by the coffee growers." Other than the traditional coffee drinks Crossroad NY menu features choices such as Indian cardamom coffee and they plan to brew monthly specials that pay homage to the neighborhood they are in.
Their baked goods are from Balthazar bakery and their grilled sandwiches are by Morris Grilled Cheese. The folks at Morris even created a special sandwich for them called 'The Indian one', with edam, chicken garlic sausage (from Brooklyn Cured), tikka masala, roasted brussel sprouts and garam masala brown butter.
120 Lexington Avenue, 2nd floor
NY, NY 10016
Monday to Friday- 7am to 7pm
Saturdays- 8am to 6pm
Opening Date: March 17th, 2014