Mon-Fri, 7am-8pm; Sat-Sun, 8am-8pm
C, E at Spring St.
Ground Support, a café on West Broadway, has allied itself with Intelligentsia Coffee. “You develop a relationship with a roaster," explains first-time café owner Steven Sadoff. "They train your staff, and you’re on the phone with them every day." And the owners of Intelligenstia are “a little more grounded and smarter than other guys I had worked with." The space, once a gallery, has smooth cedar picnic tables built by Sadoff and friends with repurposed wood from Washington State, a zinc bar, and a bench acquired through the Department of Parks & Recreations’ Adopt-a-Bench program. Food options include salads and sandwiches made on Grandaisy bread with Greenmarket ingredients, and sweets from a variety of local, family-owned "fading bakeries." (Sadoff takes suggestions.)