1 at Franklin St.
Reade St. to Canal St., Broadway to Greenwich
This venue is closed.
This lofty, light-flooded café attains a look you might christen Tribeca Modern. The brick’s exposed, as are the concrete floors and the guts of the building; heating vents and pipes snake along the white-painted tin ceiling. Communal tables are filled with plenty of softly glowing Macs toted by arty downtowners but the casual fare is more sustenance than sublime: artisanal sandwiches, niçoise salads, and a remarkably extensive list of soups. Then again, since the coffee’s strong and there’s free wi-fi, that might be fuel enough for many.