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Best Coffee in Garment District

adamhgraham Jan 26, 2007 09:48 AM

Whi is it so hard to find a really decent cup of coffee anywhere in this neighborhood?

Any sugestions?

I don't like Starbucks and all the deli coffee around here tastes tinny and charred. Is there any kind of small cafe with really good coffee/espresso drinks? Free trade and organic would even be better, but I'm not holding out for it...

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    jillmarkey2009 Jun 22, 2010 02:41 PM

    I don't like starbucks at all. I usually buy my coffee at Pret (corner of 39th and 7th). It is really good organic...I get the darkest roast.

    1. _emilie_ Jan 29, 2010 03:23 PM

      My BF swears by the coffee at the 'wichcraft kiosk. Not exactly the season to enjoy it in the park though!

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        fm1963 Jan 29, 2010 06:35 AM

        There's also Stumptown at the Ace Hotel on 29th and Broadway. Incredible coffee, and not too far from the Garment District.

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          boccalupo Jan 29, 2010 06:21 AM

          It is on the western fringe of the Garment District (9th Ave.) so may be a bit out of the way for you, but I always thought Cupcake Cafe was charming. Very good espresso drinks and cute cafe ambiance. Not at the level of the best in town but good choice in the neighborhood.

          1. Miss Needle Jan 29, 2010 05:48 AM

            Culture on 38th off of 6th Ave is probably your best bet for coffee in the area.


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              travpard Jan 29, 2010 05:58 AM

              i haven't been, but have heard good things about Culture also.

              1. re: Miss Needle
                stephaniec25 Jun 22, 2010 05:10 PM

                Culture is great - by far the best.

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                jillmarkey2009 Jan 29, 2010 05:41 AM

                I love the coffee at Pret. There is one located on the corner of 7th ave and 39th.
                I believe it is fair trade not sure about organic. They do have organic half and half though! Way better than starbucks!

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