PARK SLOPE — Three new coffee shops as well as another Starbucks are opening soon in the heavily caffeinated neighborhood.
Everyman Espresso will soon take over the spot at 162 Fifth Ave. (near Degraw Street) that was previously occupied by Venticinque, the owners announced on Twitter Friday.
The cafe has outposts in Soho and the East Village and is known for its creative use of coffee, which includes serving non-alcoholic coffee cocktails such as a Bloody Mary made with tomato jam, Kenyan coffee and a "special herb infusion."
However the Park Slope outpost, which is slated to open Nov. 1, will start off keeping its menu focused on "batch brew" coffee rather than the specialty drinks served at its Manhattan locations, the coffee news service Sprudge reported.
General Manager Sam Lewontin said he'll spend some time getting to know local tastes and figuring out what's possible inside the cozy 400-square-foot cafe before deciding whether to add coffee cocktails to the menu.
A rendering of the Park Slope location of Everyman Espresso, opening this fall.
The Park Slope location will serve a selection of espresso drinks, teas and pastries, Lewontin told DNAinfo.
"Our whole philosophy is that we want to make delicious coffee and share it with people and the new shop is an extension of that,” Lewontin said. “We’re going to create a fun neighborhood-focused atmosphere and serve amazing coffees in a way that’s accessible.”
Everyman Espresso is just one of several coffee shops that have recently opened or are in the works in the area:
► Park Slope's third Starbucks is scheduled to open this fall at 444 Seventh Ave. (near Ninth Street) in the space that was formerly Flipster's, Park Slope Stoop reported.
► Just a couple of blocks away, Uptown Roasters plans to open this fall at 355 Seventh Ave. between 10th and 11th streets, in the space that was previously the Pepper Mill deli and grocery.
► A few blocks north, Blue Bottle Coffee has been in the works at 203 Seventh Ave. near Third Street since last year. A company spokeswoman said Monday that Blue Bottle aims to open this fall.
► In Gowanus, a pop-up cafe serving Eastlick Coffee opened in early August inside Rico, a home decor and lighting store at 546 Third Ave. near Ninth Street in Gowanus. It's open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
► Across the street at 541A Third Ave., coffee importer Crop to Cup closed its pour-over bar Aug. 1, but will reopen the space this fall as a store selling raw (unroasted) coffee beans by the pound and coffee roasting equipment, said co-owner Taylor Mork.
The offices for the importing business will remain upstairs, Mork said. "Closing down the bar allows us to focus more on coffee farmers around the world and coffee roasting businesses all over the country," Mork said.
Other recent Openings & Closings in the neighborhood include: