I was walking home on Franklin Avenue today when I saw construction happening on Franklin between Sterling and Park (more specifically between the "psychic" and Stork). I poked my head in and saw nice white tiles, a bar area, and an espresso machine. A guy, who turned out to be the owner, came over to me to introduce himself. He said it will open in about 2 weeks and will be a coffee/pastry/bread place and then hopefully by the summer they'll have their paperwork together to become a small wine bar in the evenings. ...and when I say small, I mean small.
Since moving here my coffee options (outside of bodegas) went from zero to soon four just on my walk to the train and I believe it can be supported. We shall see.