Moroccan Style in NYC New York  At the corner of Clinton and Houston, in the Lower East Side, a new coffee shop has opened its doors causing neighbors and residents of the East Village to take notice.

Pause Cafe has a warm and cozy décor with hints of Moroccan undertones. Upon entering, it is almost impossible not to feel instantly at home. There are no uniforms, stiff advertisements, or empty stale space. The music ranges from indi rock to Sade to Michael Bubblé.

The owner, Amine Sadki, 34, is usually found smiling behind the counter or sitting with customers getting to know them. The environment is so comfortable that strangers often feel at ease conversing with one another.

Many of the pastries (i.e. coffee cakes, raspberry bars, and cookies) are made by a friend of Amine’s in her kitchen. The coffee and espresso are made only the way a European knows how to make it.

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 7am - 8pm
Sat-Sun 8pm - 7pm

About Us

Pause Cafe has a warm and cozy décor with hints of Moroccan undertones. Upon entering, it is almost impossible not to feel instantly at home. There are no uniforms, stiff advertisements, or empty stale space.