We have been heavily caffeinated for weeks now. Well, I have. John’s been on a steady stream of downers just to counter my coffee buzz. I thought it might be helpful to post a round up of all the coffee sites I’ve visited complete with locations so you can try them on your own.
But first! One last coffee shop: Cafe Grumpy!
The Scene: I popped in there just yesterday for a morning latte. It was bustling! There was quite a line-up for coffee, but it was all so well organized and everyone was so patient and good-natured about it, I didn’t mind at all. At one point, a girl waiting for latte turned to me and said, “Were you in front of me or behind me in line?” I honestly didn’t know, but the barista cleared it all up for us – he had been mentally keeping track the whole time. Nice work.
The Coffee: This latte was exceptionally well-frothed. In fact, my favorite part of the Grumpy Latte was the milk. It was so rich and creamy (hooray for full fat milk) that after I finished my drink, I took a spoon to it and scooped up the last bits of froth that were leftover. Now that’s good foam.
I also have a fondness for the logo, which is indeed grumpy:
Luckily, I didn’t feel like the above drawing after sipping my latte.
Overall Coffee Drinking Experience: Napoleon Dynamite, The Offbeat Success
And now, onto The Roundup!
Van Leeuwen Store locations:
632 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
81 Bergen Street, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Truck Locations: Follow them on Twitter to find out where they are!
Stumptown is coming up Aces at the Ace Hotel.
Stumptown at the Ace: 18 W 29th St. New York, NY 10001
6am – 8pm daily
As is Kava Cafe, opened by Ace Hotel’s partner John Saric.
Kava Cafe: 803 Washington Street
Take a walk to one of Ninth Street Espresso‘s locations:
75 9th Ave. (Between 9th & 10th Ave)
700 East 9th Street (Between Ave C & D)
341 East 10th St. (Between Ave A & B)
And if you find yourself in the Italian Mega Market, Eataly, their espresso counter is worth checking out.
Eataly: 23rd and 5th Avenue
Meanwhile on 13th Street, Joe the Art of Coffee serves up delicate lattes and off-the-wall art.
550 west 120th (Northwest Corner Building)
New York, NY 10027
514 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
141 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014
9 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003
44 GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
And before we forget: The WINNER of our LATTE ART Contest? Tim, from Van Leeuwen. You blew the competition out of the to-go cup, Tim. Nice Job.
And if you need MORE coffee, don’t forget to check out: