The { Foodie } Life: Perla Cafe

The { Foodie } Life: Perla Cafe

234 West Fourth Street at West Tenth Street

Perla Cafe Bar

Remember Perla, Gabriel Stulman’s downtown-cool Italian joint with a mean spicy tomato gnocchi? That chapter may have come to a close, but Stulman has penned a sequel in the form of Perla Cafe just steps from its predecessor’s home.

Perla Cafe Salad

While the new space favors natural lighting and a neutral color palette in contrast to Perla’s dark richness, there are a few elements that remain the same — namely the vibrant display of artwork lining the walls and, of course, the gnocchi.

Perla Cafe 3

Stulman, father to Fedora, Bar Sardine, and Jeffrey’s Grocery, to name a few, is as cool and collected as the rotating art collection that gives Perla’s new iteration its spirited aesthetic.


Where else could we possibly sip a perfect negroni alongside equally pleasing pasta in the company of a stuffed ram and Mr. Brainwash’s version of Louis Armstrong, Louis Vuitton case and all?


Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan.

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