Ost Cafe

441 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009



Sustainability Level: Silver



Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 7:30am to 10pm, Saturday-Sunday 8:30am to 10pm


Joined EcoBizNYC: 8/4/09






Sustainability-In-Action: Ost Café conserves energy by rarely using their air conditioning and instead opening up their large front windows for ventilation. The café conserves water by using low-flow aerators in all of its faucets, and has eliminated bottled water usage. Ost also has a bike rack for customers. Ost is also proud to use only eco-friendly bathroom and cleaning supplies to make a healthier atmosphere inside the café.


Sustainability Goals: Ost Café plans to replace its old light bulbs with CFL and LED bulbs as they burn out. They plan to install water saving devices in their toilet to make their toilet into a low-flow toilet. In the summer Ost plans to compost some of their coffee grounds in local community gardens. Ost also plans to provide a sustainability training for their employees.