Cafe Grumpy

Cafe Grumpy

Coffee Shop$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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    Pocket L.
    "Best drip and cold brewed coffee in NYC so far"(2 Tips)
    Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    "Heartbreaker blend"(2 Tips)
    Andrew T.
    "Try the iced latte with an extra shot of espresso."(11 Tips)
    Leitha M.
    "They use Battenkill Dairy milk in their lattes."(2 Tips)
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  • Amy L.
    Amy LiuJuly 6, 2014
    Very calming&soothing atmosphere. Drinks taste great, and there's the bonus art! It's a cute small coffee shop, so it's really nice to go for studying, working, anything, really.
  • Raja H.heart icon on user image
    Raja HAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Small space without a sign out front (I'm told that's cool). Great coffee and excellent rotating selection of pastries. Come here and get your hipster on
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    Roasted locally in Greenpoint, Cafe Grumpy's Heartbreaker blend (and an occasional single origin) espresso is showcased well by their talented baristas, almost always good & sometimes transcendent. Read more
  • KEheart icon on user image
    KEFebruary 5, 2017
    Expensive ($5/cup of pour over) but delicious! Cute, hip spot. There are only window seats so stop by for coffee to-go.
  • For The Makers
    For The MakersSeptember 25, 2011
    Strong, tasty coffee and super nice staff but no seating inside so make sure you are on your way to someplace awesome.
  • Damian P.
    Damian POctober 11, 2013
    Smooth beans & perfectly steamed milk. You won't be disappointed with the coffee here!
  • Tomheart icon on user image
    TomNovember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee. The most convenient cafe for me ever! Some lactose free milk and (my) coffee life would be perfect.
  • Louis B.
    Louis BruscoMay 28, 2012
    At Hester Street Fair (Sat 10a-6p)-Brazilian Cafundo-bean concentrate alone over ice, stirred with Battenkill Valley Creamery milk, or mixed with seltzer in a tingly “coffee soda” ($3.50 to $4)
  • Ignacio S.heart icon on user image
    Ignacio SbSeptember 30, 2018
    Good coffee, nice people
  • Gerard M.heart icon on user image
    Gerard McGearyAugust 31, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best coffee spots in the LES with delicious pastries!
  • Lower East Side Partnership
    Cafe Grumpy x Jessica Blowers | A tree grows on Essex Street at Grumpy Cafe thanks to artist, Jessica Blowers. Read more
  • Jacob F.heart icon on user image
    Jacob ForsterJuly 4, 2015
    It's extremely small and there's no seating but their iced mocha was one of the best I have ever had!
  • Gary W.
    Gary WestbyJuly 3, 2011
    On the boarder of les and two bridges grumpy is giving the neighborhood the energy to become the hipster Mecca it should be. Especially at $5 a cup. I mean who else could afford those prices?
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 17, 2013
    This mini-chain of cafes is a spot for excellent coffee and baked goods.
  • Elton W.
    Elton WJune 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The coconut macaroons are to die for! The extra lemon zesty kick makes a great pair with a large coffee.
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RobertsonApril 1, 2018
    tiny place. Great cold brew
  • christian svanes k.heart icon on user image
    christian svanes koldingJune 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    one could do worse than having a cortado. if felice is behind the desk, say hello, and ask him about traveling to calabria.
  • Nina L.
    Nina LoSchiavoFebruary 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    While cafe grumpy serves a strong and nutty-delicious espresso shot their prices make me grumpy.
  • Andrew T.heart icon on user image
    Andrew T.April 23, 2013
    Try the iced latte with an extra shot of espresso. I think you'll love it!
  • Ethikus
    EthikusApril 29, 2012
    Cafe Grumpy is an ethical & sustainable cafe participating in Shop Your Values Week! Pledge now to get discounts at 200+ businesses in NYC from May 3-10, 2012. #SYVW Read more
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiApril 11, 2013
    Not much of a place to hang out in, but get some of the city's best coffee and go sit in the park just outside.
  • Saba D.
    Saba DilawariMay 1, 2013
    The Brussels sprouts, cranberry, walnut, blue cheese focaccia is amazing!
  • Leitha M.
    Leitha MatzMarch 2, 2013
    They use Battenkill Dairy milk in their lattes. So creamy and delicious.
  • Saif D.heart icon on user image
    Saif DiaSeptember 8, 2015
    They rotate the beans used for the cold brew
  • Nickie S.heart icon on user image
    Nickie StardustMay 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Gluten-free financiers with assorted fruit pairings are everything
  • Nick A.heart icon on user image
    Nick AullJuly 20, 2018
    Great coffee and friendly staff
  • Shely S.
    Shely SalemniaMarch 11, 2013
    Come here for a solid cup of coffee--and you won't feel grumpy anymore!
  • <:3 )~~
    <:3 )~~May 8, 2012
    Come in for a coffee tasting flight - taste 3 coffees in individual French presses.
  • Victoria C.heart icon on user image
    Victoria ChalkJune 25, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Delicious gluten free raspberry financier
  • Genevieve L.
    Genevieve L.September 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Their bakery closed! Most heartbreaking news of my weekend.
  • Pocket L.
    Pocket LyntFebruary 4, 2012
    Best drip and cold brewed coffee in NYC so far
  • Derek J.
    Derek JenkinsJuly 23, 2011
    Ask for a double-macc. Stunning! Danielle and Tommy are super friendly!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MayApril 12, 2012
    Great place hard to find but worth it
  • Conrad Z.heart icon on user image
    Conrad ZApril 19, 2015
    Excellent cortado
  • Chelsea P.
    Chelsea ParksMay 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you don't get a cheddar scallion biscuit here then you're just an idiot.
  • Timothy A.
    Timothy AppnelJune 19, 2011
    Get the pastries. They're made fresh right next door each day.
  • Shanghao Z.heart icon on user image
    Shanghao ZhongDecember 3, 2014
    Its espresso is fabulous.
  • Kata T.heart icon on user image
    Kata TAugust 31, 2013
    Best gluten free pastries ever!!
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie La RueApril 3, 2022
    Rose cardamom latte.
  • eatwords d.
    Check in while you wait on a quickly moving line.
  • LETTUCEDINEheart icon on user image
    LETTUCEDINEJuly 20, 2015
    Ice coffee is perfect here
  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BaldwinJanuary 1, 2012
    Currently the best coffee in NYC.
  • Siovonne
    SiovonneSeptember 12, 2014
    Amazing coffee.
  • A Z.heart icon on user image
    A ZakheimDecember 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Hazelnut brownie is the one to get.
  • Stephen Y.
    Stephen YangNovember 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best coffee in LES
  • Heather U.
    Heather UkrisnaDecember 9, 2012
    Fantastic lattes.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BirchMarch 3, 2012
    This Grumpy location is decidedly less grumpy, feel free to smile when ordering.
  • Serena B.
    Serena B.October 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ginger Chocolate Scone. Beyond.
  • Rheart icon on user image
    RAugust 25, 2012
    Solid iced coffee.
  • Remington G.
    Remington GuestSeptember 23, 2011
    the pastries at this one.
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