UWS Openings & Closings: Georgia’s Cafe & Bakery, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

UPDATE 5/7/13: Georgia’s space slated to become Italian restaurant Cibo e Vino

Posted back in December about an early-morning fire that ripped through Georgia’s Cafe & Bakery (2418 Broadway, at 89th) — they’ve been closed ever since.

Staff had originally said they planned to reopen “soon” after the fire, but it looks like that won’t be the case, as “For Rent” signage went up yesterday.

Thanks to Victoria, @EvanBrown, and Nick for the tip (that’s Nick’s photo).

This reminds me that MUW reader Beth actually sent in a note last month saying Georgia’s wouldn’t be reopening. I thought I had posted it, but I just went through my e-mail and realized it arrived while I was in Florida for a friend’s bachelor party. Meant to post it when I got home and completely forgot. Here’s Beth’s note, dated March 16:

Super across the street confirmed that they would not be reopening. Suspected it… although they had been doing a lot of work inside. Such a shame…. great coffee.

Apologies for letting that slip through the cracks, but that bachelor party took its toll on me…

I’d never been to Georgia’s, but they got a respectable 3 1/2 stars on Yelp. Terrible way for a place to close.

That’s a prime corner spot for rent — it’ll be interesting to see what moves in.


Posted on Monday that a new Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is opening at 2169 Broadway (between 76th & 77th). MUW reader Douglas sent in the photo below showing that construction work has already begun.

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  • MeghanButler

    that’s so sad – I LOVED Georgias..