Set to open in September, the Row House Cafe will serve Illy coffee, beer, wine, snacks and apps (cheese, charcuterie, etc), and pastries from various local bakeries, including Macrina and Le Panier.
Erin Maher, one of the owners, has a background in launching destination resorts. She says she thinks of coffee shops as "mini urban resorts" for weary city folk. The cafe will be housed in a 1904 structure that was originally three separate cottages (the previous tenant connected them and used them as office space). Maher and partners have restored the cottages’ original front porches, and plan to offer year-round outdoor seating.
Row House will open daily at 6am. In the beginning, says Maher, she’ll close at 8pm, but she hopes to extend hours until midnight once she’s up and running. The menu, too, will evolve over time.