Midtowners Will Never Go Uncaffenaited Again
For the last few years, in our annual Readers’ Poll, the best coffee category has been the most difficult to narrow down the nominees. It keeps getting harder as we get more and more legit coffee shops serving specialty roasts brewed with all sorts of fancy methods.
Last week, I learned that Kaffe 1668, my favorite downtown coffee shop has opened a Midtown location hidden in the lobby of 530 Fifth Avenue (bw 45th and 46th Street).
Their beans are roasted out in Red Hook and you can choose from a coffee of the day for $2.30 or a list of beans from all over the world. This is at least the third specialty coffee shop we have nestled into an office building lobby after this and this.
Today on Twitter, I also learned that old school ML favorite Culture Espresso has opened a second location not far from their first, at 247 West 36th bw 7th and 8th.
These both come on the heels of the announcement that Australian brew shop Bluestone Lane Coffee (still coming soon) will open a kiosk near Bryant Park and Chicago-based Intelligentsia (open now) will serve java inside the Urban Outfitters Store on Broadway and 35th.
If you’re falling asleep in Midtown, you’re doing something wrong.