Monday, October 24, 2016

Caffe Capri, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC

Caffe Capri in Williamsburg was founded in 1974 by brother and sister-in-law Joe Rinaldi and Sarah DeVita. They were known for their amazing ☕️ #espresso and iced #coffee that they made by putting coffee through a gelato maker so that regular ice cubes wouldn't water it down. We loved their #vintage #sign and the decor which felt like you were sitting inside their living room. We recently stopped by to speak with Joe who told us that they "closed the cafe because they finally decided to retire." (They are both in their 70s). Although we were saddened by the news, we are glad that their decision to close was NOT due to a high rent increase! Photo from 2008 appears in our book "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York". #storefront

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