I visited Coffee Bruins in early June and instantly fell in love with the quirky, colorful and well-designed space (and of course, the coffee). I had a chance to quickly speak with the one of the owners, who told me it was a pop-up shop and would be closing in a few months. Unfortunately, about a month ago, Coffee Bruins closed earlier than planned due to a flood in the floor above them. They'll be opening up their permanent location soon so follow them on Instagram (I love their beautiful instagallery), Facebook, or Twitter to catch their updates!
Though I'm sad that I wasn't able to spend more time in their space, the ephemeral nature of the shop made it all the more special. I love that I was able to be part of their history and enjoy all the unique details of their first location. I'm definitely glad I was able capture this place in photographic memory!
One of things that I liked the most was how chill the space was. The owner was from Cali like me--big surprise!--and you could definitely tell he brought the bright yet relaxed vibe from the west coast into his cafe. I really appreciated their location as well, since it was rare to find a hangout coffee spot in Midtown.
They brewed Red Roasters of Coffee, a roasting company based in New York City. I really enjoyed their lattes and their cold brew.
This cafe had it all: great coffee, a delicious menu of great salads, a PINK ping pong table (the best thing ever), and big bean bag chairs (the elevated kind) for napping. I might've napped there for a few minutes...or was it a few hours?
I loved how the space was created with so much fun and whimsy.
I'll be awaiting the open of their new permanent store in New York! Can't wait to see how the place will look, feel and taste!