Have a cup of coffee in New York City
I shared with you last time, my discoveries in New York about cocktail bars. Just remembering those nights, I’m getting nostalgic. Well, I didn’t talk about coffee, and trust me when the French say the american coffee is a real « jus de chaussette » (sock juice), I can’t let them talk now. It was a real revelation for me and I drank the best Ethiopian chemex coffee.
Stop talking, just go check out these lovely spots (no order) :
So I was looking for a nice place to grab a coffee in Brooklyn, because I wanted to spend a day there (mandatory). So I met the manager of Stumptown Coffee Roastery in a restaurant and he gave me this address, so I jumped to this opportunity. This place is so cute and the coffee – from Stumptown, of course – is amazing. I had an Ethiopian chemex. Marvelous.
Pedlar Café, 210 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
GASOLINE ALLEY COFFEE
I was just walking, looking around when I found this amazing place. After that, I realized that I have this address in my wonderful book about food entrepreneurs all around the world. So. I was walking, and this image of a bike on top of the bar just stopped me. I walked back and went in. It’s stuck between two streets, nearly in the corner, just 6 steps to get from one side to the other. Amazing. Like most of the coffee places, you are here to order a coffee to go, they don’t want you to stay. Well, it’s not a habit there.
Gasoline Alley Coffee, 331 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012
Absolutely beautiful. When I asked my friends for a nice place to grab a coffee, I was expecting that. Huge, well designed, very unique and cosy… Perfect.
I asked for a « noisette » just to watch their faces and ordered a macchiato. I also tried a cold brew and an Ethiopian filter coffee. It’s perfect to spend some time with friends there. To read ? Not a very good idea, a little bit dark.
Kaffe 1668, 275 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007
My first coffee in NYC. This place is cute with a lot of interesting coffee machines. They have a special multi filters in order to make 5 filter coffees at the same time. Amazing. You can also find some delicious cakes and other sweet things. Here, there are some tables, benches and a terrace at the back to sit and chat. Perfect.
Café Grumpy, 224 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011
I went to this place the last day of my food-trip. It was near my place. I walked so many timespast it saying I will come back tomorrow. And the last day, when I sat there to have a coffee, I just realized that I should had spent more time here. Firstly, the atmosphere is very relaxing and cool. The food is good even if it’s simple. And secondly, you can meet so many actors. I don’t know why, but it seems that they like this place.
Grey Dog, 242 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011
STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS
I had the pleasure to meet Drew, the manager of the roastery in Brooklyn, he offered me a tour and showed me how to roast coffee, how it works… It was a very nice experience. I also had the opportunity to taste their cold brew. Amazing. They have some shops in Manhattan where you can buy some coffee bags and try some of their nice products.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters, 219 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11231
Stumptown Coffee Shop, 18 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001