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Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee
Oren's Daily Roast is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

1. Oren's Daily Roast

29 Waverly Pl (btwn University Pl & Greene St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Greenwich Village · 70 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: The go-to for great coffee beans, many city roasted (medium) to reveal more flavor than dark roasts. Oren's team trots the globe, seeking new crops. They reject the sub par: better out than burned.

Joe is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

2. Joe

8.4
141 Waverly Pl (at Gay St.), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · West Village · 156 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Top notch microbrews+longish lines mark Joe The Art of Coffee, which sits on a coffee fault line 3 avenues west of Oren's Waverly Pl. shop. Relax at the handful of tables w/Joe's offer of newspapers.

Think Coffee is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

3. Think Coffee

7.6
73 8th Ave (btwn W 13th & W 14th St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · West Village · 206 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Think's single origin coffee beans are a highlight of this new 8th Avenue coffee shop. Sample the single origin coffees, among others, here at Friday tastings. The soundtrack is eclectic and fun.

Joe Coffee is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

4. Joe Coffee

7.8
44 Grand Central Terminal (Lower Dining Concourse), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Turtle Bay · 162 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Cup a taste of the seasonal house blend of Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico coffee, to welcome 2012. Apple and chocolate flavors come to the fore. The GCT Joe stand serves a taste in a ceramic espresso cup.

Partners Coffee is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

5. Partners Coffee

8.8
125 N 6th St (btwn Bedford Ave & Berry St), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Williamsburg · 415 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Shiny red ceramic cones, paper filters, and a single-hole pour over create excellent coffee at the single-origin drip bar. The space is loft-like, with a profusion of digital toys and analog accents.

Nespresso Boutique is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

6. Nespresso Boutique

7.4
92 Prince St (at Mercer St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · SoHo · 107 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Where have all the Euros gone? Try Nespresso in Soho, where sampling the 16 Grand Crus is like a wine flight. The 3.75 oz. lungo shots are distinctive. Two chocolates accompany each cup.

Everyman Espresso is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

7. Everyman Espresso

301 W Broadway (at Canal St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · SoHo · 153 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: 3 visits in 12 days showed a cup of Kenya Chemex drip as superior to namesake espresso (Rustico's still a fine drink). Kenya Ndaroini flavors ran to orange & burnt sugar with cedar & cherry aromatics.

Third Rail Coffee is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

8. Third Rail Coffee

159 2nd Ave (at E 10th St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · East Village · 94 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Third Rail owner Humberto Ricardo waxes romantic about this new East Village coffee shop's view. But Stumptown Costa Rica & Guatemala coffees starred in early visits — chocolatey, fruity, syrupy.

Third Rail Coffee is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

9. Third Rail Coffee

7.7
240 Sullivan St (btwn Bleecker & W 3rd St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Greenwich Village · 195 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: The Costa Rica Herbatzu [Stumptown], single-origin, Chemex drip coffee is well above average. So is the price, at $3.75 for a 12 ounce cup, freshly ground per order. A 1960s soundtrack was memorable.

Caffe Lavazza is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

10. Caffe Lavazza

7.8
200 5th Ave (at W 23rd St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · NoMad · 61 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: The hustle & bustle of Caffe Lavazza belies the fine, labor intensive espresso served. Lavazza's Top Class espresso tastes like cherry, chocolate, tobacco, & spice — lots flavor packed into a doppio.

Irving Farm Coffee Roasters is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

11. Irving Farm Coffee Roasters

8.6
71 Irving Pl (btwn E 18th & E 19th St), New York, NY
Café · Gramercy Park · 305 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: House coffee is a winner at 2 Irving Farm purveyors. IF's Grammercy house is a fruity, woody Blue Batak Sumatran. IF's lively Capucas Honduras is on tap at New Museum's Birdbath, the best in 3 visits.

Blue Bottle Coffee is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

12. Blue Bottle Coffee

450 W 15th St (btwn 9th & 10th Ave), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Chelsea · 270 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Coffee with ceremony produces a clean, clear cup at the siphon bar in Blue Bottle's Chelsea branch. The slow tech recalls chem class. Light, floral flavors come to the fore in Rwandan siphon coffee.

La Colombe Coffee Roasters is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

13. La Colombe Coffee Roasters

8.9
400 Lafayette St (at E 4th St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · NoHo · 378 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Baristas solve the puzzle of this cafe sans coffee list. "They're all blends," one said. Corsica is the rich house brew, Nizza, espresso. Extras: ceramic mugs, silver spoons, glass of water 3 ways.

Think Coffee is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

14. Think Coffee

7.7
248 Mercer St (btwn W 3rd & W 4th St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Greenwich Village · 327 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Best hang of Think's 5-shop mini-chain. Each cafe has a different design + ambience. On Mercer Street, it's roomy; seating includes sofas w/coffee tables + banquettes. Wi-Fi. (Orig. review 10/23/11)

Jack's Stir Brew Coffee is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

15. Jack's Stir Brew Coffee

8.6
138 W 10th St (btwn Greenwich Ave & Waverly Pl), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · West Village · 118 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Italian roast beans do double duty for all drip brew and espresso drinks. Jack's coffee reveals surprising flavor for dark roast: cinnamon, cocoa, a light nuttiness and toasty mouth feel.

Blue Bottle Coffee is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

16. Blue Bottle Coffee

160 Berry St (btwn N 4th & N 5th St), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Williamsburg · 407 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Ethiopian Tuktant coffee was a pleasant surprise after an undistinguished cup of Three Africans, two days earlier in May 2012. Knowledgeable baristas man a pour-over bar. Funky music. Eclectic crowd.

Ground Support is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

17. Ground Support

8.5
399 W Broadway (btwn Spring & Broome St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · SoHo · 507 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Woody environs complement the solid cup of Intelligentsia Ground Support dark roast. Benches, tree-stump and wood-trunk tables dot the cafe, with stacks of Nat Geos nearby. (Orig. review 11/28/12.)

Elephant & Castle is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

18. Elephant & Castle

8.1
68 Greenwich Ave (btw 11th St & Perry), New York, NY
Breakfast Spot · West Village · 111 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Notice the coffee tastes different? Spring 2012 brought George Howell Costa Rica coffee to E&C. A citrusy, clean, medium body cup has replaced syrupy Sumatra. It's pricey at $3.75, but still endless.

'wichcraft is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

19. 'wichcraft

60 E 8th St (at Broadway), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · Greenwich Village · 77 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: 'wichcraft house blend from La Colombe is on tap — a spicy, winey, woody tasting brew. Dark roasting the LC Americas beans hasn't obliterated flavor. A late day coffee happy hour is on, 4 pm-6 pm.

NoHo Star is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

20. NoHo Star

330 Lafayette St (at Bleecker St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · NoHo · 123 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Clean, flavorful cups of George Howell coffee are on tap at neighborhood stalwart NoHo Star. Pricy at north of $3 a cup, yes, but refills are forthcoming. On the coffee list in Summer 2013: Brazil.

Untitled is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

21. Untitled

945 Madison Ave (at 75th St.), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Meatpacking District · 54 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Danny Meyer's Untitled cafe at the Whitney Museum isn't a coffee shop per se, but it's serving up one of life's fading niceties: the bottomless cup of coffee. It's a Stumptown custom blend, nutty+dry.

The Grey Dog - Union Square is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

22. The Grey Dog - Union Square

8.6
90 University Pl (btwn E 11th & E 12th St), New York, NY
Café · Greenwich Village · 327 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Entering Grey Dog's rough-hewn cafe is like stepping back in time, but recently added, spicy, robust Bongo Java coffee brings one into the now. The seldom seen bottlomless cup lives on, here.

Starbucks is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

23. Starbucks

6.3
13-25 Astor Pl (at Lafayette St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · NoHo · 213 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Consistent coffee quality, courteous staff, free Wi-Fi, and the availability of seats in this busy spot, lift the Astor Place Starbucks above average. The DJ, real or bot, isn't bad either.

Financier Patisserie is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

24. Financier Patisserie

2 Astor Pl (at Broadway), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · NoHo · 36 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: A smooth, medium-body house blend of South American+African coffee's served at this small cafe, 1 block from Starbucks. It's just $1.50 for a 10 oz. cup, spicy on the finish. [Original review 3/2012.]

Porto Rico Importing Co. is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

25. Porto Rico Importing Co.

7.9
40 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · East Village · 58 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Porto Rico's Tokyo Blend (cocoa notes) is a winner at new-in-the-East-Village coffee/sake bar Hi-Collar. Flavor is hit or miss in daily coffees. At $1.25 a Bunn drip cup, the price is still right.

Junior's Restaurant is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

26. Junior's Restaurant

8.5
386 Flatbush Avenue Ext (at DeKalb Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Diner · Downtown Brooklyn · 363 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Roasted by White Coffee, Junior's Brooklyn Blend satisfies. It calls to mind La Colombe Corsica coffee & rich Porto Rico roasts. JBB arabica beans are Central & South American. Cups are bottomless.

Brad's Cafe at Columbia University School of Journalism is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

27. Brad's Cafe at Columbia University School of Journalism

2950 Broadway (W 116th Street & Broadway), New York, NY
Café · West Harlem · 31 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: The Porto Rico organic coffee Brad's serves stands out from the solid, everyday fare at the cafe. It's worth a stop for coffee hounds and news hounds, who can catch news+sports via ticker+flatscreens.

Brad's NYU is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

28. Brad's NYU

10 Waverly Pl (at Mercer St), New York, NY
Dive Bar · Greenwich Village · 54 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: Brad's new French Sumatra is a free trade, organic brew from local roaster Porto Rico. This house coffee's burnt cherry and tobacco flavor is fine, but less memorable than the La Colombe once served.

Roasting Plant Coffee is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

29. Roasting Plant Coffee

75 Greenwich Ave (at 7th Ave S), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · West Village · 123 tips and reviews

Valerie S.Valerie Seckler: RPC grinds coffee beans fresh per cup ordered. The beans whir to a grinder via pneumatic tubes overhead. The choices are mind numbing, but the brew has turned weak and watery. (Orig. review 10/21/11.)

Salvation Taco is one of Fresh Brew: Top Stops for Manhattan Coffee.

30. Salvation Taco

145 E 39th St (btwn 3rd & Lexington Ave.), New York, NY
Taco Place · Murray Hill · 309 tips and reviews