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American Made Series: Bicycle Cafés

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While doing research for our March issue (on newsstands now), we saw a trend among bicycle shops in the U.S.—quite a few are also operating as full-service cafés. It turns out fresh-pressed juice or a glass of vino keeps customers coming back for more. Here are two hybrid shops worth noting.

Juice Pedaler

Brooklyn, New York

The shop: This aptly named shop, founded by Deborah Capone and Nicole Bilu, contains a juice bar, a bicycle mechanic shop, and retail space.

The story: The business-savvy moms saw the prime Prospect Park–adjacent location and realized the need for a family-friendly bike shop that provides rentals for an active afternoon in the park.

The goods: You’ll find both children’s and adults’ bicycles for rent or purchase, a backyard garden (where they grow herbs for juicing), and fresh juice.

154 Prospect Park Southwest, 718-871-7500, juicepedalernyc.com.

Dutch Bike Co.

Seattle

The Shop: The company’s motto—“Bicycles, Coffee, Beer, & Wine”—sums it up nicely.

The Story: David Schmidt and Julie Kloss wanted to bring European-style bicycles to the American market. But once customers bought a high-end bike, they had little reason to revisit the store. Now the shop, in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, has a full menu, which includes Julie’s pastries and sandwiches.

The Goods: Visit if you need a tune-up or are in the market for a European city bike model like Gazelle or Workcycles.

4741 Ballard Avenue Northwest, 206-789-1678, dutchbikeco.com.

Kristen Flanagan is an Associate Editor at Martha Stewart Living. When she’s not spoiling her puppy Millie, she’s finding ways to decorate her tiny one-bedroom apartment. Follow her on Pinterest @kflan85.

Comments (1)

  • My dear Denver has a place you overlooked: the Denver Bicycle Cafe serves amazing locally roasted coffee, locally brewed beer, and has the best bike mechanics. Check them out and show the middle of the country some hard earned love! (Denverbicyclecafe.com)

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