Paolo Maliksi is Filipino American and created Alita Cafe along with his co-owner and partner Alejandro Ceballos to bring innovative coffee techniques, homemade food, and traditional hospitality into one place (Alita is actually a nickname for Alejandro’s abuela). The cafe is located in East Williamsburg and they serve delicious coffee using Regalia, a roasting company which Maliksi also co-owns with his wife, Chisato, as part of the Regalia Roasting Collective - a shared roasting space for aspiring roasters and coffee entrepreneurs. You can’t go wrong with the classic drip coffee and a BEC sandwich, and I like to enjoy both while people watching from their outdoor seating area. Outdoor dining and to-go orders are available seven days a week from 8-4pm.
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