First time in NYC - Coffee/Espresso
I'll be in NYC from May 2 until May 9. I will be travelling with some relatives (we are a party of 8: 7 adults and a 4 year old child) and we will be staying at the Belvedere Hotel (48th st and 8th ave).
At the moment, I'm looking for places to eat and I have some doubts that I will divide into several posts to make it easier to answer:
We are from Portugal. If any of you have ever been in this country, you should know that our coffee is pretty different from yours. We usually drink small cups of a very intense, highly-flavoured coffee (sort of an espresso). Is there anything like this in NYC?
From what I have read and have seen in movies you usually have big cups of coffee that we are, obviously, willing to try. However, some of us are highly addicted to “our” coffee and would like to know if is possible to have something similar in NYC.
Thank you for your help!
Adding some more places:
The 4th one on my list is supposed to be Abraco but the Places feature is chopping off the name.
Joe the Art of Coffee
141 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014
Joe the Art of Coffee
9 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003
Tarallucci e Vino
130 Greene St, New York, NY 10012
224 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011
136 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003
Ninth Street Espresso
700 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
86 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
228 Mott St, New York, NY 10012
Zibetto is a great little coffee/espresso bar. It's discreetly placed and rather Italian-esque (though the owner is actually Swedish if I remember correctly). I've never actually tried Portuguese coffee so I don't really have a point of comparison - however, the espresso is strong and the cappuccino, in my experience, is always perfectly steamed. Be warned - if you're looking for a place to rest your tired feet after a long day of touring the city, you won't find it here. There are no tables or seats to be found. However, if you're looking for a quick caffeine fix, it's definitely a good place to check out.
A place near your hotel with very good espresso based drinks is cupcake cafe... unfortunately the cupcakes are rather dismal, but cupcakes are also a New York phenomenon so it might be interesting just to try it.
545 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018
my favorite espresso is at la columbe on church street near the tribeca grand...great place to relax and have a cup of coffee.
You might try Despana on Broom Street at the edge of Soho. They specialize in Spanish products, and have a coffee bar in the back. Worth giving a call to ask.