Dorina Yuen opened Oro, a magnificent cafe and wine bar in NoLIta in 2008. In July of last year, she opened Lafayette Espresso Bar and Marketplace with Christiane Celle (founder of the Calypso clothing stores and current owner of Clic galleries), Antoine Verglas (photographer), and Judy Tan.

All of the coffees are fair trade and organic. Every cup is individually drip brewed. The cafe supports local farms and businesses in the five boroughs of New York. Most importantly, everything is natural and delicious… from made-to-order juices, to the sandwiches, salads, vegan cookies, pickles and preserves.

What better place for a little slice of nature that will last for years and give back oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide and other harmful chemicals from the environment?


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    1. Sorry it's taken me so long to respond. My "comment notification" email must have been turned off. Thank you so much!! Haven't had new pictures to post recently, but I'm back!


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