Friday, January 16, 2009
More on NYC
Well, Amy and I survived a two day whirl wind tour of a handful of New York's cafe hotspots. Of the places I visited, I would say that Ninth Street Espresso (10th Street location) was my favorite. Probably biased because an old favorite Farley's barista, AC, works there (pictured to the right). Anyway, they make great drinks and are well designed. Also went to their E. 9th Street location but not as cool b/c AC did not work there.
We also made our way to Mercury Dime which featured a slightly larger menu than the others we visited. The cafes we visited were along the lines of Ritual and Four Barrel, coffee only. Mercury Dime had a few sandwiches and other things which were nice. As mentioned in the earlier post, the barista was very cool as well. We hit a few others as well, but just check out the list on the walking tour for a a good overview of what's brewing in the NYC coffee scene these days. And of course, don't forget to visit Brooklyn for a much more West Coast style experience. Everything moves just a little slower over there.