Ninth Street Espresso

Ninth Street Espresso

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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    The experts at Food & Wine and Serious Eats recommend this place
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    Laura C.
    "Soy latte is so worth the wait."(4 Tips)
    Jason B.
    "nice view of Tompkins Square Park"(3 Tips)
    Joury I.
    "Great Cortado!"(3 Tips)
    Eric H.
    "Amazing iced coffee"(9 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • quiet
  • casual
  • view of tompkins square park
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  • Worldbiz
    WorldbizDecember 2, 2016
    Awesome coffee esp soy latte. Also the blacberry plum muffin. Busy in the morn, Not many seats but cosy ambient, Plays chilled music.
  • Michael D.heart icon on user image
    Michael DonovanOctober 24, 2016
    Interesting fact: ninth street espresso is on 10th because of the Mandela effect! Don't believe me? Look up the Mandela Effect for yourself!
  • Douglas Elliman
    Douglas EllimanJuly 23, 2014
    A chill and quiet spot, perfect for studying and reading. Although the décor and menu are minimalistic, their coffee is brewed to absolute perfection. The baked goods went perfectly with our espresso.
  • Katie C.heart icon on user image
    Katie ChildressNovember 27, 2014
    My hot chocolate came with a heart, then mine melted... I tasted it and smiled. This was over a year ago and I still remember that hot chocolate. It was great.
  • Lara S.
    Lara SchenckSeptember 1, 2014
    One of my faves. Get a delicious iced coffee (and it's not just a cup of ice, mind you. They don't skimp) and go chill by the dog park in Tompkins = weekend hangover recovery
  • Arnoud A.heart icon on user image
    Arnoud AalbersbergSeptember 22, 2016
    Question is to get a great coffee before or after your workout in the park across the street. You might run into Al Kavadlo, famous bodyweight trainer.
  • Willem V.heart icon on user image
    Willem Van LanckerJune 23, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    An excellent no-frills espresso bar with great cold brew and pastries. Cash only.
  • Gillianheart icon on user image
    GillianApril 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I love looking at the ever-rotating collection of art on the wall while waiting for a nine ounce. Great way to start a Saturday or Sunday morning.
  • seth l.heart icon on user image
    seth lachsAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I've wasted my money in all the damn bars and cafes in this friggin city - this place makes THE BEST espresso drinks in all five boroughs. not maybe. not sometimes. definitely and always. nuff said.
  • Ashley R.heart icon on user image
    Ashley RoseAugust 11, 2015
    You can't go wrong with any espresso drink here. Iced coffee for the summer if you're into that sort of thing. And always a pastry
  • Nate B.heart icon on user image
    Nate BeattyJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Ninth street espresso sets the standard for espresso and pour over in Alphabet City. The Tompkins Sq Park location does not disappoint.
  • Marieheart icon on user image
    MarieSeptember 6, 2021
    Quaint cafe with excellent coffee and friendly baristas!
  • Gunnar A.heart icon on user image
    Gunnar AasenApril 26, 2015
    Great place to hang out and get some work done when there's room.
  • andrewheart icon on user image
    andrewMarch 29, 2019
    Been here 25+ times
    The best latte in the city, and Shark, the greatest barista the city has ever known.
  • Anna F.
    Anna FrenkelAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    the wifi password is 341east10 and there's an outlet by the stools near the corner.
  • Alleycatheart icon on user image
    AlleycatDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee in the city... I love to get my coffee here and walk across the street to Tompkins Sqr dog park and watch all the doggies play = great Sunday morning
  • Michelle Lara L.heart icon on user image
    Michelle Lara LinAugust 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    $3 for an iced coffee but SO AMAZING! Cash only. Remember to tell them to punch a heart in that card on the counter because once you hit ten, you get a free coffee.
  • Clay N.
    Clay NielsenJanuary 4, 2013
    Not too thrilled with this spot. Got a lot of sass from the barista who then took my to go drink and started drinking it himself. Espresso was chalky. Great place if you're into pretentious baristas
  • Joury I.heart icon on user image
    Joury IbrahimDecember 2, 2017
    Great Cortado! Amazing staff.. worth visiting
  • Kinsey L.
    Kinsey LaneAugust 18, 2013
    Sit at the front window for some excellent people watching. Excellent coffee - probably the most developed fruitiness I've ever had.
  • Jason B.heart icon on user image
    Jason BrewAugust 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice simple coffee shop with a great view of Tompkins Square Park. Liked the cold brew
  • Aditiheart icon on user image
    AditiAugust 3, 2016
    Great espresso and lots of room to spread out. Quiet and good atmosphere to get things done!
  • Drew S.heart icon on user image
    Drew SicklerJanuary 28, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure to get a punch card when grabbing coffee here regularly to get a free cup after the 10th visit.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 6, 2013
    Serving Intelligentsia-roasted coffees with an occasional severity that makes you just take it all the more seriously.
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie La RueFebruary 25, 2021
    Excellent cappuccino and great location across the park
  • Saleemheart icon on user image
    SaleemMay 10, 2015
    Have an espresso drink and get some work done at the bar along the front of the place.
  • Raphael L.heart icon on user image
    Raphael LangenscheidtSeptember 11, 2015
    Nice guys serving strong coffee. If you don't mind the price tag, this place is great. They should really add some seats though.
  • Dylan S.heart icon on user image
    Dylan StilinApril 8, 2014
    Order an espresso, grab a seat, and get some work done with great music in the background.
  • Joseph A.
    Joseph AttanasioJune 10, 2017
    Cool shop, cooler coffee. Opt for the hot brew. Wifi password: threeseat
  • Saif D.heart icon on user image
    Saif DiaOctober 12, 2014
    Espresso with milk includes machiattos, cortados, lattes, and more - don't get confused. Cash only though!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CarellaOctober 26, 2013
    Ninth Street it a staple and if you catch barista Kate, you'll get one of my favorite macchiatos.
  • ben m.
    ben mAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely one of the better cups of coffee in the hood. Not the most comfortable for work though.
  • Jason B.heart icon on user image
    Jason BrewAugust 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Simple but very good coffee shop with a nice view of Tompkins Square Park
  • Geoffrey B.
    Geoffrey BrownJuly 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great latte. Even better cappuccino. If NYC had it's own equivalent of Blue Bottle, this might be it.
  • Burk J.heart icon on user image
    Burk JacksonNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best espresso in the city! They're a cash only business though, so remember that...
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AngelesDecember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing coffee, hipster vibe, and super nice baristas. What more could I ask for?
  • Donna S C.
    Great coffee shop! Staff is always helpful and friendly and the coffee is great....
  • Eric H.heart icon on user image
    Eric HoAugust 4, 2016
    Amazing iced coffee
  • Kathy M.heart icon on user image
    Kathy MAugust 8, 2014
    Great coffees. Snag a window seat with a view of Tompkins Square park.
  • Daniel v.heart icon on user image
    Espresso is pretty good - 7.5/10. I went twice and the first time the barista was pretty unfriendly, but the second time he was actually a jerk to me. There's no ambience either.
  • Chris M.heart icon on user image
    Chris MaddernJuly 3, 2016
    This place has mastered the cortado. ☕️
  • Owen C.heart icon on user image
    Owen CorsoDecember 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee in NYC, both drip and cold brew are exquisite.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeJuly 23, 2015
    Solid iced coffee....way too much space to not have some more seating tho, amiright?
  • Susumuheart icon on user image
    SusumuOctober 26, 2015
    WiFi Password
  • Mischaheart icon on user image
    MischaJune 2, 2015
    A good 6oz latte is all what your morning soul needs
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJuly 22, 2012
    Awesome coffee. Minimalist decor and seating. All about the caffeine here!
  • Food Republic
    Food RepublicJune 6, 2012
    Real talk: every single type of coffee drink is exceptional. Our favorite is the Americano.
  • Christinaheart icon on user image
    ChristinaOctober 10, 2014
    May be the best Americano I've ever had. Excellent.
  • Laura N.
    Laura NoonanApril 20, 2014
    I prefer the 10th st one to the 9th one in terms of atmosphere, but both do great espresso
  • Todd O.
    Todd OlmsteadAugust 20, 2011
    I like the 10th Street location because it feels homier, but despite offering free wi-fi, this isn't the best location to get work done. Serving Intelligentsia.
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