Before Lilia, a member of the Manhattan Sideways team, discovered ALT for Living, she said she had never considered that shopping could be an “experience.” “For me, life is life and shopping is shopping, quick and painless — I go in, find what I need, and get out. But as I walked into ALT for Living, I felt as though I had entered a time warp.”
ALT contains two little worlds, a coffee bar and a showroom, and they work with miraculous synchronicity. The cozy coffee bar, A Little Taste, serves as the storefront, and it brings to mind the old-fashioned cafes of Paris and Rome. The coffee beans are hand-roasted by ALT Roasting CO.
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