Morning Caffeine Fix: Hurricane Sandy LES Version

Pushcart Coffee at 221 E. Broadway, along with several other locally owned java joints, is open today.

Lower East Siders don’t let a little stormy weather keep them from their morning coffee routines. Around the neighborhood today, many locally owned coffee shops were not only open, but doing robust business and planning to keep serving as long as they had power to brew and customers to imbibe.

“We’ve seen all our regular customers, and a lot of other people’s regular customers, too,” said Wally Corrales, who opened 12 Corners coffee shop at 155 E. Broadway in August. Corrales and his partner Mary Colgan, who live nearby at Hester and Mott streets, plan to stay open as late as possible today and will try to open tomorrow as well. They are stocked with coffee supplies and baked goods, though they were unable to get bagels this morning because Kossar’s was closed.

“12 Corners” Coffee Opens at 155 East Broadway

12 Corners Coffee, 155 East Broadway.

A new coffee shop opened this week at 155 East Broadway, just west of Rutgers. It’s called “12 Corners,” and serves Kobrick’s Coffee.  The staff is still setting up the small shop, which was once the home of Desserts NYC and before that Flowers Cafe. The owner wasn’t around when we stopped by this afternoon.  A Yelp listing indicates the business will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. every day.  The interior has been completely revamped; there are several tables set up along the wall and a small counter-area looking out onto East Broadway.