It may not seem like the best time to open a restaurant in Mid-Market, what with recent closures like Oro and Cadence, but nonetheless here comes Covo. Designed to be a coworking space with a restaurant attached (which should sound familiar for those who remember The Summit), Covo will have food all day starting with coffee and breakfast in the morning up to drinks and light bites at night. You don’t have to work in the space to go to the restaurant, which sits in 8,000 square feet of space on the ground floor of the three-floor brick and timber building.
Breakfast service starts the day with Equator Coffee, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches; lunch will be typical midday fare like sandwiches, salads (Burma Superstar is providing the tea leaf salad!), and soup; and dinner will showcase the room’s 13 taps accompanied by light bites like cheese, charcuterie, pasta, and flatbreads — you can see the menu in full below. Of the 13 taps, four will be for wine (with one shared for cold brew) and nine for beer. There will also be an extensive bottled beer, wine, and port selection.
AQ’s Matt Semmelhack had his hand in this one; Mercer helped Covo in the early stages of development, but will not be involved in operations. The space has that industrial vibe seen round the world, and all the decor is from West Elm, giving it an eclectic feel.
Covo opens for drinks tomorrow, with the coffee shop component kicking in on Monday. It will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.