Meet a Lower Manhattan Business: Essex World Café

Vivia Amalfitano’s family, which owns Essex World Café, watched the first World Trade Center towers being built, and now has a front-row seat to view the construction of the new towers. The café that was used as a triage center following the 9/11 attacks is now back to its usual business of selling food on a menu that is as extensive as it is affordable.

The eatery is open seven days a week, perfect for nearby residents looking for a filling, hot breakfast on the weekend. Essex also offers soups, burgers, wraps, paninis, salads and a steam table with six other options daily.

Even though Amalfitano didn’t live in Lower Manhattan while growing up, she was at the restaurant more than she was at home, and she considers these streets her neighborhood. She hopes visitors and residents will find themselves at Essex and make it their home, too. The café has been through a lot, but hopes to continue as a neighborhood fixture for years to come.

And, to whet your appetite even more, there’s a Downtown Deal – 10% off your entire purchase when you visit before September 14th.

Essex World Cafe

112 Liberty Street

(212) 791-9900