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.
Parlor Coffee‘s popup is housed at the back of Persons of Interest Barbershop. I walked through the entrance, observed two men looking at haircuts in a magazine, then identified the coffee bar and headed towards the rear. Vanessa pulled a shot for me and I regretted not being able to visit their roastery and cupping. We chatted a bit about other coffees and California. The shot was spot on.
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.
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.
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.
the order is all mixed up, but that is okay
looking out the window at the spotted pig in the west village
we walked to hudson river park to look at new jersey
in the fog: midtown
in the fog: manhattan, across the east river
a la marzocco
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
and we had a donut from dough
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.
was amazing. delightfully fruity. 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 sayand the next day, back to the always-great third rail coffee – serving stumptown. this is a macchiato but my espresso was light and citrusy
fresh pasta at giovanni rana in chelsea market
pi door handle at the Museum of Mathematics steam