What do you do, and what makes it unique?
We are a coffee and wine bar, brewing our own proprietary coffee for all our drinks, as well as selling our coffee beans named after iconic Hudson landmarks and notable locations. Our home baked croissants are served with delicious, handcrafted coffee drinks, and we transition to wine bar by mid afternoon, offering an assortment of local, regional, and imported cheese and charcuterie, as well as Old World and New World wine by the glass and bottle.
How has your business evolved in time?
We began developing our brand two years ago and launched our coffee bean business at the Hudson Farmers Market in April of 2020. Our vision was always to combine great coffee, flowers, home baked goods, and wine and cheese in a Hudson location where everyone would want to be. When we arrived five years ago, we were in search of the perfect location, but didn’t strike a deal until October 2020, finally opening at the end of March 2021. The stars aligned after we found our location, using our design aesthetic to transform the space into the quintessential coffee shop/wine bar. We used all local craftsmen to help bring our vision to life.
How has your past experience informed your work?
Tony has an extensive culinary background and is credentialed as a maître fromager. He continues to work with some of the finest chefs in New York City on menu development. Carolyn has barista training at Irving Farms, studied floral design with Michael Gaffany in New York, and has had formal training in pastry arts from the Institute Of Culinary Education.
What brought you to Hudson, and how long have you been here?
We discovered Hudson about five years ago, falling in love with the small town that offered unparalleled restaurants, shops and art. We bought a house in a great neighborhood within walking distance to Warren Street and made this our permanent residence a little over a year ago.
What’s it like being a part of Hudson’s business community?
It’s incredibly rewarding to be part of Hudson’s small entrepreneurial community that are supportive, collaborative and always eager to help. We are fortunate to have developed strong bonds and friendships within this eclectic group.
What makes Hudson a unique place to visit?
The combination of a small walking town with great food, shops and artists along with beautiful architecture. There aren’t many towns that offer these amenities.
What is one thing visitors to Hudson must see while they’re here?
What’s your idea of a perfect weekend in and around Hudson?
A visit to Churchtown Dairy, Art Omi, and Olde York Distillery, as well as exploring the Antique Warehouse.