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.
Browsing new york.
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.