This September, Broken Coconut, a new fast-casual concept, will open in NoHo located at 15 East 4th Street, between Lafayette and Broadway. The new ‘beach to bowl’ restaurant will offer a menu of vibrant, nutritious and delicious food in a modern bohemian atmosphere. Broken Coconut was conceptualized by restaurateurs Scott Sartiano, Founder of Butter Group, Cobi Levy, behind projects such as Little Prince, Black Seed Bagels and Babu Ji and William Makris of Cipriani’s Socialista. The 1,200-sqaure-foot space is designed to create an inviting urban beach escape from the bustling streets of Manhattan.
“A focus on health and wellness has played a huge part of my life the past few years, and I’m excited to embark into a new realm of hospitality that mirrors my current interests,” says co-founder, Scott Sartiano. “With Broken Coconut, we will utilize our hospitality experiences to create a destination for food conscious urban bohemians – featuring an eye-catching environment, comfortable seating and guilt-free food options. Eating better doesn’t mean dieting nor does require sacrificing flavor.”
At the core of the morning menu is Broken Coconut’s signature yogurt—a dairy free, probiotic, protein-rich product made in house, with a coconut base. The menu, curated by Cobi Levy and Molly Rieger, a certified nutritionist, consists of blended bowls, housemade coconut yogurt, overnight oats, smoothies in the morning, salads and bountiful grain bowls in the afternoon. Committed to providing the highest quality product, Broken Coconut sources its ingredients having fresh whole vegetables, fruits and grains delivered daily.
Designing Broken Coconut is New York City based interior designer, Jessica Schuster. Schuster created a laid back yet luxurious vibe by integrating use of natural elements with sophisticated design. Merging the building’s architecture from 1900 with new design components, the space features the original structure’s 15 ft. tin ceilings and exposed brick walls. At the focal point of the room, a pink neon sign reads “Eat Pretty” atop a custom palm tree wallpaper. A chic bohemian swing is located in the center of the room, offering guests a cozy spot to indulge.