You might remember Coffee and (___)
from its fall pop-up in West Village. Pastry Chef Angela Foster is back again with another pop-up, this time at June on Jefferson in the Jefferson-Chalmers commercial district through July 9
Debuting last weekend during Jazzin' on Jefferson, Coffee and (___) was an immediate hit with the curious crowds. The impressive interior, featuring tables made of reclaimed wood and other salvaged and repurposed materials, was designed by volunteer architects from the American Institute of Architects
(AIA) Urban Priorities Committee in partnership with the Jefferson East Business Association
(JEBA). (This place will give some permanent storefronts pop-up envy.)
After building a name for herself and her brand during the three-month pop-up and through her involvement with groups like FoodLab
, Foster was able to become totally self-employed. "I hate doing the same thing every day," she says, referring to what she feels is the monotony of the typical pastry chef job. Which is why she chose the name Coffee and (___), and bakes something different every single day. "The whole idea is to do something different every day and keep it exciting (for me and for customers)."
She had no intention of doing a second pop-up until she was approached by JEBA. Though she is hesitant to commit to full-fledged business ownership herself – "(We) proved (a bakery and café) can work (in West Village), but I don't know if I'm the one who can do it " – she does enjoy serving people her pastries and getting the "immediate gratification as a pastry chef of seeing people eat and enjoy them right there."
Perhaps, if we're lucky, she can be convinced to stick around and keep feeding our smiling faces.
Foster is working with Kung-Food
to host dinners every Friday evening for the duration of the pop-up, as well as St. Clair Cinema Club
for movie screenings and brunch on Sundays. Coffee and (___) will be open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Source: Angela Foster, chef and owner of Coffee and (___)
Writer: Nicole Rupersburg
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