It took a little bit longer than the three to four weeks promised, but the renovation of Ozzie's Coffee, on Fifth Avenue and Carroll Street, has been well worth the wait. It re-opened on Saturday with a classy new look and a new name, and will be known from here on out as Kos Kaffe Roasting House (which translates to "cup of coffee" in Hebrew).
The cafe lost a good half of its previous size (with Beauty Bar under construction in the other half), but it's still spacious and airy, with plenty of natural light, light colors, and an old-fashioned look reminiscent of the 1920s. The coffee is still roasted in-house (with a re-formulated brew), there's an assortment of baked goods and desserts for sale, and a new menu is about to be rolled out that includes a "fresh, seasonal" breakfast and lunch menu, pourover brews, and a wider selection of Harney & Sons teas. More seating is on the way, and there are still a few computers tucked into the corner for those looking to get online (and free wi-fi for everyone else).
Kos Kaffe Roasting House, 251 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215. 718-768-6868.