6 years ago1,000+ Views
The space, shared with realtor Modern Spaces (sorry, those cinema-display computers in the back aren't for online gaming), retains much of the first shop's reclaimed-door-and-steampunk-antique sensibility. Queens-baked goods from the original store location remain a wonderful complement to the ever-changing cast of coffees, ranging from daily drip and manual pourover drip to blended and single origin espressos. Roasters from the other coast are prominently featured as is la mode, such as Heart and longstanding Sweetleaf favorite Ritual. We loved the sweet and airy Colombia El Mandarino microlot from the latter, poured over V60 into a sneaky custom brew-bar with brewer-cone drains. The level of care is among the highest in NYC—with the level of pretension among the lowest. It's a(n unfortunately) rare combination that makes each cup of coffee that much sweeter.