PLAN DATE: MON / JUNE 3
The Elk is like the cafe you wish you had at the end of your street. Light filled and simply designed in an almost Scandinavian feel, light wood, bar stools at the window countertops, plus a few bench style chairs and tables. Their specialty coffee drinks use high-quality beans, and the food steps up to the plate when it comes to good, clean and tasty all day kind of bites. One of our favorites is the Market Rice Bowl—a roasted seasonal vegetable selection, with a fried egg and tamari-sesame vinaigrette, served over brown rice. The Elk is also home to a little retail area or “general store” as they call it, selling a well-curated assortment of locally made candles, CBD oils or skincare.
Eli Klein Gallery has an international reputation as one of the foremost galleries specializing in contemporary Chinese art and continues to advance the careers of its represented artists. Tucked into a super romantic street, the historic Federal-style row house has a special cultural and aesthetic place in the heart of the City of New York. The Gallery spans 3 levels of the building, and is the epitome of a “cool downtown gallery.” Supporting emerging new talents, the artists on show are all exploratory and thought-provoking, cultivating conversations about the future of art embraced by technology or other modern-day topics.
Coffee, Breakfast, Art
Culture and Coffee Fix
128 Charles Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Watch out for celebs, it’s a favorite for the locals that live in the hood.
Eli Klein Gallery
398 West Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Keep an eye out for reception opening nights to be the first to see the exhibits.