The place: Abraço Espresso
The space: Judging by the size of this
The place: Joe the Art of Coffee
The space: If you brew it, they will come. At Joe’s in the West Village, celebrities, artists, photographers, and writers gather around tables that are flanked by classic Village brick and dark-ecru walls hung with black-and-white photography. The side-street location also gives it a relatively calm, neighborly feel between late morning and midday. However it’s the coffee, considered by many patrons and publications to be the best in town, which ultimately accounts for the popularity.
The beans:Joe’s baby-blue bags contain blends and single-origin beans sourced from Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Brazil, and Nicaragua, with flavors of gingerbread, plums, and roasted chestnuts. The potent espressos are pumped through a La Marzocco machine.
The complement: Exactly what you wish you had with any cup of coffee – delicious scones, banana bread, macaroons, and biscotti care of Greenpoint’s Ovenly and Donut Plant.
131 West 21st St., 212-924-6750, joenewyork.com
(Photo courtesy of Joe the Art of Coffee)