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Jul 10, 2006 10:44 AM

Great coffee in Brooklyn

Can anyone give me some recommendations to some great places for coffee in Brooklyn? Preferably anywhere near Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, and Dumbo. Thank you!

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    1. i think gorilla coffee and cafe regular (former is strong, latter is creamy) are not only the only coffee places i love in park slope but possibly the finest coffee places in nyc in my opinion.

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      1. re: sam1

        I agree. Gorilla has great iced coffee.

      2. gorilla -- not so good. over-roasted at best. steak is great when charred on the barbie, not coffee.

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        1. re: coffeegirl

          what's your recommendation then, coffegirl?

          1. re: coffeegirl

            i agree -- gorilla is bitter or over-roasted. and perhpas the worst part is poorly trained baristas.

            for brooklyn coffee, go to gimme coffee in williamsburg.

            in the city, there is 9th street espresso and joe the art of coffee. everything else i've tried in new york is pretty bad.

            1. re: coffeegirl

              I agree about Gorilla coffee. There are a bunch of places that I would pick over Gorilla. My favorite place rite now is Abraço but that is in Manhattan. In your are I would choose Ozzie's Coffee. Head over to Williamsburg and you'll have a bunch of great choices.

            2. tell me what you like and i will tell you where -- there's wonderful coffee in nyc if you take the time to look. it's hardly a secret.

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              1. re: coffeegirl

                well, the OP was looking for suggestions in downtown Brooklyn.
                I think Gorilla's coffee is pretty good but it is toward the dark end of the espresso spectrum.

              2. java joe in park slope is my favorite. and i'd second cafe regular.