Luis Raga, one of the owners, and his architect Rashid Jaffar, were putting the final touches on the new coffee shop set to open (maybe Sunday) on the corner of 24th St. and Guerrero.

They were still looking around for good pastries to add. Suggestions?

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  1. Raisin d’etre scones, like Bernie’s please. NOT scones and muffins from City Bakery, which are not very good, and have a weird stranglehold on coffee places here! I like the L’Acajou vegan pastries served at Haus, too. Knea is also a good suggestion

  2. Would love to see something like ham and cheese croissants ala La Boulange – in any case something savory – bagels welcome too!