The Hester Street Fair is launching a café at the New Museum

The café, a collaboration between two young Lower East Side institutions, will open on Wednesday.

Melt Bakery

Melt Bakery Photograph: Alex Strada

Exciting news: The folks behind Hester Street Fair are teaming up with the New Museum to open a café on the institution's ground floor. The mainstays at Hester Street Café will be Intelligentsia Coffee and pastries from Café Grumpy, but like the popular outdoor market, the casual 40-seat spot will spotlight a revolving collection of local, upstart food vendors. The inaugural menu includes the Lovelet ($4), a red-velvet ice-cream sandwich with cream-cheese ice cream from Melt Bakery, and a Boucherie sandwich with ham from Heritage Meat Shop, Saxelby Cheesemongers' smoked ricotta and quince preserve on a Pain D’Avignon baguette ($12). Yum!

Hester Street Café opens this Wednesday, October 2, and you can eat there without shelling out for the museum's admission fee. You can find out more and see the whole menu on the New Museum's website.

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