Domestic queen and empire builder Martha Stewart is set to open her first café at her headquarters in Chelsea. There, the coffee and pastry shop will join the homemaker-turned-TV-toque's magazine, cooking gadget and crafting supply brands.
It's the first of Stewart’s brick-and-mortar food ventures and, while there is no slated opening date or menu as of yet, expect a gourmet coffee bar that looks fresh out of a Martha Stewart Living spread—or even her own home—with tiny white espresso cups, pristine pastries and a glass display filled with delicate macarons. Starrett-Lehigh Building, 601 W 26th St between Eleventh and Twelfth Aves
Written by Ashley Cox
UPDATE: The coffee kiosk opened Thursday, March 5 with an exclusive "Martha's Blend" created in conjunction with Kobrick Coffee, plus pastries from Balthazar, Baked by Matt Lewis, Chikalicious and Bien Cuit. There's also a "Martha's Blend" black tea and a range of loose leaf varieties sourced from around the world. Hours are Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm.