Sweatshop cafe, Williamsburg

Sweatshop Coffee, Williamsburg

Sweatshop coffee – what a nice minimal interior with muted greyscale tones.  Matching walls and t-shirts.  Non-minimal decorated tables and coffee-cup art.  Located at 232 Metropolitan Ave.  Two people were working with their laptops on the main table, I chose to have a quick seat on one of the small square tables.  Recommended by our generous hosts, we passed by the cafe almost by accident.  Beans once again by Counter Culture.

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Cafe Devocion in Williamsburg

Devocion Coffee, Williamsburg

Oliver Strand and the Scoop weren’t kidding.  Beautiful indoor space, bathed in flowing light, with a bright green living wall and exposed brick.  Bright yellow signage and demitasse cups and saucers.  The coffee was darker than I’d like but it was fine.  I think the barista was in a bad mood as he made a face and seemed annoyed at me for asking about their coffee options.  Yes, they are all Colombian.  I don’t want to knock on their service completely, though.  The other staff member behind the counter, she smiled in warmly and wished us a nice day as we were exiting that left us feeling like we started the day right.

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Brooklyn Roasting Company

brooklyn roasting company

Stopped by Brooklyn Roasting Company in Dumbo for a meeting and some coffee.  Paper cup, what?  It was pretty good.  It’s a surprisingly big space.  I got some food there as well and wasn’t a huge fan of the prepared food in the fridge.  I should have gotten more donuts.   There were a lot of people there, a number of small groups of people who looked to be in meetings with once another.  Yellowy lighting, neat spot.  Some roasting was happening, which is always fun to be around.

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Southside Coffee in South Slope

Espresso at Southside Coffee in South Slope

We met up with friends whom I see far too infrequently at Southside Coffee in South Slope, Brooklyn at 19th St and 6th Ave.  We have babies now, but the barista and the patrons were cool with that.  The woman next to us hanging out with her young son offered us an extra chair.  I had a George Howell espresso, and it was excellent.  The croissant not as great but that’s not why I visited.  Friendly barista, cozy vibe.  Wish I lived there, because that’d be my neighborhood joint.  Thank you Southside, for a fun visit.

 

Espresso at Southside Coffee in South Slope

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new york again

the order is all mixed up, but that is okay

looking out the window at the spotted pig in the west village

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we walked to hudson river park to look at new jersey

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dept of well being

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in the fog: midtown

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in the fog: manhattan, across the east river

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espresso at sweetleaf in williamsburg

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a la marzocco

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it was a rainy day and football was on the television but we walked to neighborhood coffee joint WTF coffee labs where asio happily posed and shared coffee insights

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and I had another shot

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but before that even.. where were we?  ah, sit and wonder.

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and we had a donut from dough

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in search of new (to me) places to get coffee in new york (with bonus bagel visit)

epresso at prodigy coffee

 

it was a short visit this time around but there was still time to have coffee thrice!epresso at prodigy coffee

coffee and the times.  espresso at prodigy coffee.  Coffee roasted by George Howell Coffee Company.  My tasting notes: muted brightness, buttery and light.  enjoyable.

inside prodigy coffee neat vibe, very friendly baristas, nice light.  this was a good visit.

everyman.

everyman espresso.  despite the barista’s expression at the moment I shot the photo, they were great and there was nothing disgusting about the experience.  they are located in a cool spot near union square in the lobby of the classic stage company.espresso at everyman coffee

espresso – espresso toscano by counter culture coffee.  tasting notes: bright, not much sweetness, light fruit aftertaste, hints of vanilla and peachmacchiato at everyman coffe

macchiato.  but it was the drip that Diane ordered that stole the show.  the baroida papua new guinea from counter culture

 was amazing.  delightfully fruity.bagel at absolute this year’s real new york bagel was had at Absolute Bagels – an everything with nova lox and cream cheese.  I had to go to “recalibrate” my bagel sensors as Israel would saymacchiato at 3rd railand the next day, back to the always-great third rail coffee – serving stumptown.  this is a macchiato but my espresso was light and citrusy

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what I did in new york in december

steam

pasta at giovanni rana

fresh pasta at giovanni rana in chelsea market

high line

The Standardshaftway

shaftway

cable lockthis bicycle is not like the others

nyu : bobst library NYU’s Elmer Holmes Bobst Library

hello park avenue

this one had no trouble posing.  chocolate labrador?constructionconstruction.  we took a little peek into an unattended construction entrance.

obligatory subway shot

obligatory subway shot – Lorimer St/Metropolitan Avecafeteria garbage - bed-stuy

cafeteria waste in Bed-Stuystencil

stencil + marker + drips?snow in the flatironsnow in the flatiron district

pi door handles at MoMath pi door handle at the Museum of Mathematicssteam steam

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