SRSLY knows a lot of coffeeshops in New York City. We frequent them for every meeting, we know what hours to go in order to get a choice table to park our laptops, we have the frequent customer stamp cards, and we notice when there’s a new barista there. If you’re ever in NYC and want to have a SRSLY Coffee Moment, check out these places:
OST. This is the best of the best. The baristas are cool, the coffee is groovy and the ambiance is mellow. They’re relaxed, but they also aren’t going to take forever to get your iced coffee. They have a wifi, but it’s an hour per drink, so the true vagrants can’t stay forever nursing an espresso. This place is the bomb.
Everyman Espresso. Funny, personable baristas. Square as a method of payment. Good coffee, artistic ambiance because it’s inside a theatre. We have had every important meeting at this coffee shop. We mentioned it in the NYTimes article. And yet they still won’t give us free coffee.
Kaffe 1778. This one is relatively new, as it’s in Alex’s new neighbourhood. We can’t find much fault with it yet, other than the fact that it’s super dark and you have to go through a maze to use the chokey-esque bathroom.
9th St. Espresso. When you walk in to a 9th St location, you’ll immediately think you’re doing something wrong. Everyone, barista and customers alike, looks at you like “hey! GTFO of here, we’re BUSY” Busy doing what? Wearing chic hats? Writing poetry? Frothing? We don’t know. But coffee is soooo good and the Wifi is constantly reliable.
Think. By all accounts, Think sucks. They don’t have Wifi, they’re constantly packed with current NYU students [as former NYU students we can attest that they are awful] and the coffee is hella weak. However, they have probably the nicest baristas and are in so many convenient locations around the city, so we keep going back.
Also, it’s not a sit and hang out coffee shop, but we have to give an honourable mention to Momofuku Milk Bar, where we filmed Barista: