Six Words or Less: Office Grind Caffeine Fix
Location: 200 Church Street, Between Duane and Thomas
Hours: Weekdays 7-7 Weekends 9-6
Open Since: January 2017
Amenities: Wifi, A Dozen Seats with tables, Pastries
Must Try: Lavender Lane Latte and Chocolate Croissants from Ceci-Cela
Roaster: Toby’s Estate
Owner: Ken Cenjaun
Perpetuum Cafe borders the edge of Tribeca and the Financial District. Though it is open on the weekends, the real draw here is for the office crowds, over-worked and pulled towards Perpetuum’s all white minimalist/spa vibe. The staff greats you with a friendly face, offers you a gigantic coffee from a collection on the top shelf and specializes in espresso-based concoctions frothed and sweetened to smooth your most over-worked edges.
The fuel that sparks Perpetuum’s attraction is the quality of their partnerships. On the coffee end, they brew Toby’s Estate, an Australian born, Brooklyn roaster specializing in bright third wave roasts. Perpetuum sources pastries from some of my favorite NY bakeries such as Ceci-Cela, the tiny french spot in Soho. Their emphasis on quality and “you-deserve-it” indulgences provides a diverse menu of drinks. Their popular Lavender Lane Latte, available in almond and Farmland milk, begins with the milk steeped for 24 hours with lavender which is then steamed, and sweetened, providing a sweet, slightly floral creamy finish.