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Mar 31, 2008 10:15 PM

Cappuccino near Chinatown

Preferably in the Lower East Side. Little Italy would also be okay, but I've yet to have a positive experience there.

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  1. gimme coffee on mott

    Gimme! Coffee
    228 Mott St, New York, NY 10012

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    1. re: xigua

      Second this. Nothing could possibly be better than Gimme in this area. (In fact you'd have to walk at least a mile to find anything better.)

    2. bella ferrara on mulberry just off corner of canal, next to the bakery. excellent pastries and beverages.

      1. You can't do any better than La Colombe on Lispenard. There's also the Roasting Plant on Orchard just below Broome.

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        1. re: Peter Cuce

          Thanks so much! Also, If anyone has anything to recommend in Soho near the 1 train I'd be interested in hearing about that as well.

          1. re: jkpavel

            I guess you mean south of Houston on the west side? As far as I know, that's not called Soho. If you can be a little clearer about the neighborhood you're talking about, I'm sure I can suggest something.

            1. re: Peter Cuce

              The area south of Houston, west of Broadway, north of Canal. I had forgotten the 1 train doesnt stop in Soho per se. If you could recommend something near the either the Canal or Houston stops on the 1, I would really appreciate it.

              1. re: Peter Cuce

                As far as "near the 1 train" I guess the closest I can come is Caffe Dante on MacDougal in the block just north of Houston. I'm not the coffee hound I used to be, and I'm sure there's better coffee around these days, but I like the atmosphere there.

            2. re: Peter Cuce

              I walked by the Roasting Plant. How is it? What else is good there? Isn't there another coffee shop near the Tenement Museum? Have you tried it? How was it?

              1. re: financialdistrictresident

                I love The Roasting Plant. Try it, it's only under $2 after discount if you use your charge card. They grind fresh beans by the cup. Coffee is smooth, hot but not scalding- an honest cup of coffee. Their raspberry bar is pretty good.

                1. re: financialdistrictresident

                  I gave up the Mud Truck for The Roasting Plant but then gave that up for Gimme Coffee. Gimme does a cap with two ristretto shots in an 8oz cup, and if you care they even do the nice design work on top. The odd thing about about Roasting Plant was that the regular coffee came with what seemed like espresso like crema on top, I don't know how they grind and brew so quickly but it is a good cup of coffee.

              2. I know, I know.... Brown Cafe on Hester. Such good coffee. Get the cafe Americano, though! Oh, the 1 train? There is a Le Pain on Grand Street near Green.

                1. Hiroko's Place. Never had the cappuccino but the coffee is really good..


                  Hiroko's Place
                  75 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012