There is a tiny coffeeshop/bar opening on the north side of Church Avenue, near East 5th Street called The Old Brick. I passed by on the weekend, and the folks inside said they would be open in a week or so (late December 2006), and serving espresso, beer, and finger foods. The interior is all done up with dark wood panels with cafe tables, and they seem to have some slick-looking espresso machines behind the bar.
I am really looking forward to another place opening up in this area. Does anyone else know the story behind The Old Brick?