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Great Cup of Coffee

Like most New Yorkers, I have what seems to be an unquenchable addition to a good cup of coffee. I'm looking to find the city's best cups of coffee (and I do not mean Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks). What I'm looking to find are those great local joints where you can wander in and get a terrific cup of coffee. Personally, I find the coffee and pastries at La Bergamote in Chelsea to be top notch? Any others?

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  1. The best coffee I have ever had, is the Latte at Gimme Coffee out in W'burg. Definitely worth the hike.

    Cafe Grumpy in Chelsea has the clover. It is a $10k drip coffee maker. I was underwhelmed but it was probably the bean I had.

    Jack's Stir Brewed Coffee in the Village

    Mud Cafe and the MudTrucks.

    just to get you started

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    1. re: Olav23

      I assume you mean drip coffee. For that, I love Abraco, Roasting Plant (though theirs is pretty light), Joe, and Jack's. Grey Dog is pretty good, too.

      I'm not a big fan of the Mudspot / Mudtrucks.

      http://edlevineeats.seriouseats.com/2...

    2. Had a fabulous cappucino and expresso at Fika, near the Parker Meridien (went just before a burger). 41 West 58th Street.

      (Don't know if you are looking for drip coffee, didn't try that.)

      1. Macchiato on 43rd between 3rd and Lex.

        1. I'm a huge coffee fiend and my favorite places are Think (Mercer and 3rd Sts), Caffe Dante (great espresso) on Macdougal between Houston and Bleecker, and Once Upon A Tart (very strong, dark roast coffee) which is on Sullivan between Houston and Prince. Favorite hands down is Think. Not a huge fan of Mud or Joe's.

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          1. re: VillageGirl

            I agree with VillageGirl that Once Upon a Tart makes an excellent cup of coffee. I believe they use Porto Rico beans. As Kathryn mentioned above, Grey Dog's drip coffee is very good as well.

            1. My picks...

              Drip Coffee - Jacks, Grey Dog, Local, MoJo, Grumpy (Clover drip)

              Espresso - Ninth St Espresso, Joe, Gimme Coffee

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              1. re: billyeats

                Good to hear that Local is good. Have you tried any of their pastries/desserts?

                1. re: kathryn

                  No, haven't tried Local's pastries yet, but really like their drip coffee - very solid! I'll tell you who has fantastic products (croissants, bagels, cookies, etc), MoJo Coffee. Have you been there yet? Charles St (btw Greenwich St & Washington). Some stuff they bake, others they seem to choose from purveyors around town. I'm really impressed with the quality of the products. Everything I've eaten there is top notch. Not cheap but truly worth it. They have soup & sandwiches too but I haven't tried them yet.

                  1. re: kathryn

                    Their pastries are excellent! I love the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies- they're to die for. Everything's organic and they're not too ridiculously buttery/oily.

                  2. re: billyeats

                    Agree with Ninth St Espresso, Joe and Grumpy for amazing espresso drinks. And Ninth St. has a new location in Chelsea Market.Would also add Everyman Coffee on 13th between 3rd and 4th - run by an ex-Ninth St. barista. I also like Oren's drip coffee.