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Wednesday
Jan182012

Kos Kaffe Launches Lunchtime Menu

Kos Kaffe, Formerly Known as Ozzie's, has been packed to the brim every day since re-opening after extensive renovations last month. The coffee is (much) better, the decor is more relaxed and inviting, and now the food offerings have also vastly improved.

Whereas the only food items that were previously on offer were premade sandwiches and baked goods, owner Allon Azulai (who previously shared Ozzie's ownership duties with Melissa Rapoport, who now owns Noella on Seventh) now unveiled a full lunch menu of salads, soups, and sandwiches to go along with their improved selection of desserts and pastries (from Colson Patiserie). Click through for the full menu.

Kale Salad: Tuscan Kale tossed with Roasted Beets, fresh oranges, toasted pecans topped with Ricotta Salata: $8.95

Winter Salad: Arugula, endive, shaved fennel, roasted cauliflower, walnuts, and gruyere cheese: $8.95

Tofu Banh Mi: Seared marinated tofu, sliced cucumber, pickled vegetables and spicy mayo on a French French baugette: $7.95

Meatloaf Sandwich: Home-style meatloaf made with ground beef and pork from Paisano's, served cold on a buttered wholegrain or white bread with a side of house salad: $9.95

Grilled Cheese: Gruyere or Aged Cheddar on whole wheat or white bread, served with mixed greene: $5.95

Grilled Almond Butter and Jam: Almond butter and blood orange marmalade or strawbery jam: $5.25

Soup of the Day: Spicy red lentil with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of fresh herbs: $5.50

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Reader Comments (6)

Noella has been quite the surprise. Rappaport seems happy and proud of her business, the offerings are good, and the place beats Cafe Regular du Nord on coziness and attitude alone. If Kos can show a similar improvement, this will be quite the rise from the dead for both places.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMick

I agree, Mick. Noella is a really great, cozy, unpretentious coffee shop. It's been a terrific addition and I've been very happy to see the place packed, despite the delay in getting the front of the building up to speed. Once that's done, the place is going to be phenomenal with light pouring into a new seating area in the front. I have to say I prefer it over La Taqueria which was at one point good, but had slid below mediocrity towards the end.
I also think Kos Kaffe is delightful.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdeanstreet

Haven't been in Kos yet, but will make it a point to. While Gorilla's still my main go to spot, Noella's definitely taken my business away from du Nord, even though I think du Nord probably still makes a slightly better drink. The space and staff make all the difference to me. Looking forward to sitting down and seeing the difference a pourover makes with the Counter Culture beans.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMick

Colson's is really fantastic. I'm glad to have a second source for their delicious stuff.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGowanusbiker

I live right down the block from Ozzie's cum Kos, and have so say, the changes, especially the new food menu, are great. My wife and I dropped in the other day because she wanted to show me how different (and "amazing") the place looked, and we ended up sitting down to try out the new food. My wife had the bahn mi (veggie) and it was phenomenal. In fact, I'd say, even better than my meatball sandwich, which was also very good. It turns out that the owner's (Alone?) wife is a chef and just wrote a cookbook, which explains why the food at this little coffee shop was so damn good.

And, of course, the coffee is great. Probably the best in the area.

January 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbklynbiker

Just wanted to note that Venticinque (5th, between Douglass & Degraw) also uses all Counter Culture beans and pastries from the very delicious Colson's. Yet another option to get the goods.

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBilly Diddles

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