The historic Rogers Building was donated to the City of Orlando in January 2018, to function as a multi-use cultural arts facility, more specifically, to be used as the new home of the Downtown Arts District (DAD) and its relocated CityArts art gallery. While DAD is still raising funds to convert the adjacent alleyway into an outdoor courtyard (complete with fancy gates to keep people from pooping there at all hours of the day), they have managed to finally open a long-awaited coffee shop concept.
CityArts Cafe soft-opened late last month and is run in partnership with Central Florida-based Javatino (Website), which offers a variety of coffee beverages, cold brew, and lite bites, with the profits being split 50/50 with Downtown Arts District.
CityArts Cafe is open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday to Sunday.
Note: Please excuse the dust in the adjacent gallery as the City is currently in the process of replacing the roof.