June 24, 2014
Birch Coffee Expands to the Upper East Side
NoMad-based Birch Coffee has announced plans to expand into the Upper East Side. The popular cafe, which specializes in cold-brewed iced coffee, first launched their NoMad location inside the Gershwin Hotel back in 2009. Since that time, the company has grown to two more stores (one on the Upper West Side and one in Greenwich Village) and a summer location in Sag Harbor.
The soon-to-open Upper East Side store is located at 134 1⁄2 East 62nd Street, near Lexington Avenue, and plans to open by July 15th. Upper Manhattanites may remember the address as the former home of Cheese on 62nd.
While the 250 square-foot shop will be Birch’s smallest branch, the spot will provide enough space for five counter seats inside and additional seating outside. The 62nd Street shop will offer coffee, juices from Liquiteria, baked goods and, of course, the friendly communal atmosphere Birch is known for.
Birch Coffee co-founder Jeremy Lyman explained the need for the new location. “There is pretty much no good coffee as far as we’re concerned between 56th Street (Ninth Street Espresso) and 74th Street (Joe Coffee). We wanted to help fill that void.”