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September 19, 2008 1:20 PM   Subscribe

NYC filter: Where's the best cup of coffee near Madison Sq. Park/Gramercy/Union Square?
posted by sonofslim to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Some will recommend Joe on 13th St between University and 5th Ave, but I think the best is Grey Dog's Coffee, on University at 12th St.
posted by nicwolff at 1:37 PM on September 19, 2008

Closer to Union Square.. MUD Coffee on 9th, you might see mobile MUD trucks throughout the area. They also have good food and music.

and Everyman Espresso on 13th between 3rd & 4th.
posted by jefe303 at 1:58 PM on September 19, 2008

Depends upon your definition of "best". I'm a big fan of Dunkin Donuts coffee, so the location on 23rd at Lex would be my recommendation.
posted by blaneyphoto at 2:28 PM on September 19, 2008

Ditto Joe's. Everyman Expresso is good enough but I prefer Joe's. The pastry shop on the corner of 17th and Bway, I think it's called Tisserie, is supposed to be good but I haven't tried it yet.
posted by kenzi23 at 2:32 PM on September 19, 2008

72 Irving Place, address self-explanatory, near the northeast corner of Union Square.

Tarallucci e Vino, on 18th st and Broadway.
posted by suedehead at 2:50 PM on September 19, 2008

I'm pretty sure that's 71 Irving...
posted by hue at 3:29 PM on September 19, 2008

Coffee shops I like, near Union Square:
- The Grey Dog's Coffee, on University
- Joe, on 13th between University and 5th
- 71 Irving, Irving Place between 18th and 19th
- Sunburst Cafe - 18th and 3rd
- Tisserie, 17th and Broadway
- News Bar - University Place
- Dean & Deluca - University Place
posted by lsemel at 3:37 PM on September 19, 2008

I like Blue Dog: 25th just west of 6th. But that is a pretty big area you are covering.
posted by dame at 4:42 PM on September 19, 2008

Seconding Tarallucci e Vino. Divine brew, and drinking coffee at the bar is wonderful, wonderful.
posted by mochapickle at 7:27 PM on September 19, 2008

I'm a fan of the Mud truck and the coffee at Le Pain Quotidien (East 19th Street between Park and Broadway) is quite tasty.
posted by Julnyes at 7:53 PM on September 19, 2008

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try them out. Slipped my mind when asking, but I'd also recommend Bar Milano on 3rd & 24th -- a nice, college-kid-free spot for a well made espresso.
posted by sonofslim at 6:23 AM on September 20, 2008

Not exactly where you asked, but worth the walk:

Joe--there's a branch on 23rd and 9th
Cafe Grumpy--20th between 7th and 8th
Ninth Street Espresso in the Chelsea Market--15th/16th St, 9th/10th Aves
posted by bink at 8:38 PM on September 20, 2008

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