We all know that Greenpoint doesn’t really need any more coffee shops, just like most people don’t need another pair of shoes. But it’s nice to have options depending on your walking route. Basically you never need to go out of your way for an espresso in this town.
The floral twist makes SPINA stand out, but the kicker is that they serve Blue Bottle Coffee. And while Veronica People’s Club will always be sorely missed a few doors down for lots of other things aside from their coffee, it’s nice that nearby this new spot is picking up the caffeine slack – and I can grab a plant.
Formerly a management consultant for a NYC wine bar, Vanessa joined Paul to help with business “restructuring.” She said she always “dreamed of a floral coffee shop,” and her “we don’t stop” relationship with Paul made that dream come true. She described this new branch of their event planning businesses as, “completely different. We get to interact with people more often. It’s a lot of fun.”
During the week, SPINA has more plants than flowers, but on weekends there are more cut flowers and bouquets. You can order a custom arrangement anytime in person or over the phone to be picked up or delivered – while enjoying coffee.
Have you tried SPINA yet? Let us know what you think in the comments.