One of New York’s favorite Italian restaurants is getting bigger with a new concept!
Coffee Serafina at 58and Street and Seventh Avenue, near Carnegie Hall and Columbus Circle, is the latest outpost of the Serafina Restaurant Group, whose iconic yellow-and-white-striped restaurants can be seen from the Upper East Side all the way to Tribeca.
The new 5,000 square foot cafe is inspired by traditional Italian all day cafes, but adds a modern touch. From 7 a.m., the café offers handmade pastries, light breakfast and premium Lavazza coffees and teas, plus espresso served in shot glasses. Lunch brings Serafina’s signature pasta, panini, sandwiches, Roman pizzas and seasonal salads. Evening hours bring Aperitivo and heartier dishes like Italian branzino with fennel and couscous. Late-night visitors can also dig into desserts, wines, and beer.
A product of the Panemic era, Coffee Serafina contactless ordering, via a service terminal at the counter, a tablet or a QR code. The lovely sunny space features sunny pops of pink and yellow, as well as floors decorated with authentic frescoes imported from Italy, as well as imported furniture and art curated by Pato Paez. It is envisioned as a place to linger and meet up, anytime.
“In Italy, the local cafe is where your day starts with your morning espresso, where you meet friends, share stories, have lunch, enjoy tea time. But also, cafe is the place where you end your day over dinner with a glass of wine or an aperitif,” says Fabio Granato, founder of Serafina Restaurant Group.
Coffee Serafina is currently open daily until 9 p.m.