Whenever I travel, I’m constantly on a quest for great coffee. New York City has always been a challenge. How could the capitol of the world not have a wide variety of really good coffee places? These days there’s a Starbucks every 1/2 block. In fact when I was there last week, I even stumbled upon a Starbucks protest by Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping. Since my last previous visit a few years back, there has also been a mini invasion by Dunkin’ Donuts.
Well there is hope on the horizon. Thanks to a tip from my friend Niall Kennedy, I made a trip over to Chelsea to Cafe Grumpy, located next to NYPD’s 10th Precinct (they also have another location over in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood). They make great espresso drinks, complete with latte art and they even have two of the legendary Clover machines. I shot a few photos while I was there.
Years ago I found Caffe Reggio in Greenwich Village, the place that originally introduced cappuccino to America (thanks for the reminder Jenny). So what other great, independent coffee places do you guys know of in New York?