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Cappuccino near Chinatown

jkpavel Mar 31, 2008 10:15 PM

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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    xigua RE: jkpavel Apr 1, 2008 04:30 AM

    gimme coffee on mott

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

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      cmballa RE: xigua Apr 2, 2008 07:05 AM

      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.)

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      nyebaby37 RE: jkpavel Apr 1, 2008 06:15 AM

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

      1. Peter Cuce RE: jkpavel Apr 1, 2008 07:20 AM

        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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          jkpavel RE: Peter Cuce Apr 1, 2008 12:46 PM

          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.

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            Peter Cuce RE: jkpavel Apr 1, 2008 02:53 PM

            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.

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              jkpavel RE: Peter Cuce Apr 1, 2008 06:56 PM

              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.

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                comestible RE: Peter Cuce Apr 1, 2008 06:58 PM

                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.

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              financialdistrictresident RE: Peter Cuce Apr 6, 2008 03:18 PM

              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?

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                DarthEater RE: financialdistrictresident Apr 6, 2008 03:41 PM

                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.

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                  financialdistrictresident RE: DarthEater Apr 6, 2008 03:45 PM

                  Thanks DarthEater. Love raspberries . . .

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                  stuartlafonda RE: financialdistrictresident Apr 6, 2008 05:05 PM

                  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.

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                Frankenfood RE: jkpavel Apr 1, 2008 09:47 PM

                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.

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                  xigua RE: jkpavel Apr 2, 2008 05:34 AM

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


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

                  1. financialdistrictresident RE: jkpavel Apr 6, 2008 03:16 PM

                    Veniero's (EV)?

                    How close to Chintaown? There is a Jack's Coffee on Front Street.

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