From Cocktails to Coffee: Melrose Umbrella Co. Is Now Brewing Morning Pick-Me-Ups


One of your favorite cocktail bars has turned into the hottest coffee shop in town. This past weekend Melrose Umbrella Co. debuted its brand-new coffee service and daytime hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), making it the most provocative combination of liquor and caffeine since Four Loko.

Now you can stroll into the Melrose Avenue cocktail bar in the a.m. for coffee geek-caliber java, plus breakfast pastries by Farmshop, and, starting next week, some morning sandwiches by chef Eric Greenspan. He even hinted at a Monte Cristo variation called the Three-Card Monty, which has us all excited. The best part is, if you have nothing else to do with the rest of your day there’s the tempting option to stay through to day-drinking craft cocktails starting at noon. After all, you can bring in your laptop and just work from here. There is WiFi. How many coffee shops offer the same?

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Dani Goodman