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    STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS

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    Stumptown Coffee Roasters

    Ace Hotel, 18 W. 29th St., nr. Broadway (NoMad)

    New York, NY

    N/A | www.stumptowncoffee.com

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    • CUISINE

      Coffee Shop
    • HOURS

      Daily: 6:00am-8:00pm
    • BEST FOR

      Coffee; snack
    • RESERVATIONS

      Not accepted
    • BAR

      No
    • YEAR OPENED

      2009
    • PRICE (COFFEE)

      USD 2.00-4.50
    • NOISE

      Medium
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Coffee drinks; PBJ doughnut
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Coffee
    • # OF SEATS

      3-5
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      No
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      No
    • SUBWAY

      28th St. (N, R); 28th St.-7th Ave. (1); 38th St.-Park Ave. (6)
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    VIBE

    Given that Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ beans are now de rigueur for any serious coffee spot on the fair isle of Manhattan, hitting up this polished vintage-style coffee bar is not so much about getting a taste of that roasted-and-brewed-to-perfection kava (although it is undeniably good) as it is about hanging out with your latte in the stylish Ace Hotel lobby next door. The coffee shop itself is tiny–the heavy wooden bar takes up most of the space, and the focus is on the sharply dressed baristas (in vaguely 1920s flat caps and ties) who unhurriedly craft their legendary drinks. You could try to squeeze into one of the counter seats by window (if the out-the-door line hasn’t take up all available space), but why bother when the Ace lobby offers plenty of deep sofas, space to spread out at oak work tables (complete with cute vintage desk lamps), and ample opportunities for scene scoping?

    CROWD

    Coffee geeks, Ace Hotel guests, trendy locals, freelancers, and, of course, hipsters.

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    Something very hip. Skinny jeans are an obvious choice–we’d pair them with edgy boots and a chunky knit top.

    GO HERE WITH

    Coffee fanatics; hipsters; friends

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    The coffee is really, really good, every single time we come. (Stumptown is so focused on getting it right, they even brought in baristas from their Portland locations.) Other plus points: the gorgeous doughnuts (try the PBJ) and the fun of hanging out in the lobby of the Ace Hotel. (Given the awesome desk space and free Wi Fi, this is one of our favourite spots in town to settle down with a laptop and get our Purple Passport work on.) Oh yeah, and did we mention the fabulous latte foam art?

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    It’s. Always. Packed. The baristas here never rush, which means that lines are not only long, they also move slowly. (On the plus side, this means the coffee is always worth the wait.) Also, there’s just not a ton going on in this neighborhood–you’ll most likely have to go out of your way to get here.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    Stumptown’s beans are roasted locally at their Red Hook roastery, which also houses a small espresso bar. Want a Stumptown souvenir? Get a cold brew coffee, they come in super cute glass bottles that you can take home with you. Cash only.

    OTHER LOCATIONS

    Portland; Seattle

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Intelligentsia (Los Angeles); Bluebird Coffee Shop (New York); Kava Cafe (New York); Bonsignour (New York)


    Read more about Stumptown Coffee Roasters in The Diary


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