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Dough Loco doughnuts, curry banana with dulce du leche and raspberry sriracha. Curry banana had curry flavor, raspberry just tasted painfully sweet, no sriracha evident. Coffee was terrible Blue Bottle drip. #doughnuts #nyc #uppereastside #doughloco #pl http://ift.tt/1q95qSu

Dough Loco doughnuts, curry banana with dulce du leche and raspberry sriracha. Curry banana had curry flavor, raspberry just tasted painfully sweet, no sriracha evident. Coffee was terrible Blue Bottle drip. #doughnuts #nyc #uppereastside #doughloco #pl http://ift.tt/1q95qSu

— 21 hours ago with 3 notes

Astoria Coffee is one of the myriad modern coffee shops that’s opened recently in that neighborhood and the only one in that particular part of Astoria except for nearby Caffino. The shop has a bright, airy design, with high ceilings, free wifi, and a smattering of plugs. Friendly service.

— 2 days ago with 3 notes

ModCup Coffee, a small batch roaster in Jersey City, with a cafe in Jersey City Heights, gives you hope for the future of specialty coffee. These guys have a lot of passion, zero pretension, a quirky little shop with lots of tchotchkes that give it a theme and personality, and a willingness and desire to experiment. Try their cold brew flight - well worth the $6 - which includes a nitro brew, a Toddy brew, and a Japanese slow drip. 

— 3 days ago with 13 notes
Joe Pro Shop was closed for a power outage, so we ended up at the Chelsea Cafe Grumpy. The Heartbreaker espresso started out sweet but ended rubbery - couldn’t finish it. The cold brew was chocolaty and fruity - really good. 

Joe Pro Shop was closed for a power outage, so we ended up at the Chelsea Cafe Grumpy. The Heartbreaker espresso started out sweet but ended rubbery - couldn’t finish it. The cold brew was chocolaty and fruity - really good. 

— 4 days ago with 3 notes
Panama Geisha Esmeralda Boquete from Kaffe 1668. Tastes like round black tea.

Panama Geisha Esmeralda Boquete from Kaffe 1668. Tastes like round black tea.

— 5 days ago with 1 note

Kinship Coffee Cooperative, in Astoria, Queens, has more than running a coffee shop on their mind, judging by their mysterious website, but for now, their physical manifestation is doing a great job of producing espresso drinks. Stumptown Hairbender is their house espresso and there is a rotating guest, which was a well-pulled single origin African coffee from Ceremony, roasted darker for espresso. 

— 5 days ago with 2 notes

West Village shop Bluestone Lane Collective Cafe is yet another Australian cafe with all day breakfast/brunch and a full slate of coffee drinks, both American standard and Melbourne specialties.

We consumed an espresso & a Magic, which is a double ristretto with steamed milk, in a cup slightly smaller than a cappuccino cup, giving it a supposedly “magic” ratio of 1 to 4, espresso to milk. Worked for us.

— 1 week ago with 4 notes

Crema BK is a Korean-run Toby’s Estate shop in the McGorlick Park section of Greenpoint that escaped our notice when it opened last year. Firmly in the category of great-cafe-for-the-neighborhood, Crema BK nonetheless makes good use of a small space, especially in the way they pay homage to the previous candy store occupant. 

— 1 week ago

Following the Australian model, Windsor Terrace’s Brunswick has a sit-down cafe area with a casual food menu along with a full slate of coffee drinks using Counter Culture beans. 

— 1 week ago with 1 note

The Morbid Anatomy Museum, recently opened in Gowanus, is one of the weirder NYC entrants in the combined-with-a-cafe sweepstakes.

It’s a good idea to use a cafe to bring new people to your museum or shop and to provide respite to weary shoppers or viewers, but their Toby’s Estate Coffee requires better preparation.

— 1 week ago with 6 notes
Heart Stereo blend macchiato at Culture Espresso‏

Heart Stereo blend macchiato at Culture Espresso‏

— 1 week ago with 1 note
A delicious ristretto shot of Cafe Grumpy house blend (half Ethiopian Deri Kochoha and half Guatemalan Hunapu) from a rejuvenated Amanda V at the Park Slope branch.

A delicious ristretto shot of Cafe Grumpy house blend (half Ethiopian Deri Kochoha and half Guatemalan Hunapu) from a rejuvenated Amanda V at the Park Slope branch.

— 1 week ago
An OK shot of Brooklyn-roasted Parlor Coffee and two disappointing slices of pie from Gowanus bakery Four & Twenty Blackbirds.

An OK shot of Brooklyn-roasted Parlor Coffee and two disappointing slices of pie from Gowanus bakery Four & Twenty Blackbirds.

— 1 week ago
We returned to Berg’n for a shot of Parlor, but this time it was watery.

We returned to Berg’n for a shot of Parlor, but this time it was watery.

— 2 weeks ago
Formerly a Stumptown (and oftentimes Ritual) account, Variety Coffee is now roasting their own in Bushwick.

Formerly a Stumptown (and oftentimes Ritual) account, Variety Coffee is now roasting their own in Bushwick.

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes