Café Grumpy

Café and Coffee Shop$$$$
Chelsea, New York
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  • Jason L.
    "Amazing flat whites, cappuccinos and pour overs."(25 Tips)
    Michael N.
    "Highly recommend the pour over."(7 Tips)
    "really good single origin coffee"(3 Tips)
    "just go for the Clover drip coffee"(4 Tips)
294 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • cute
  • casual
  • outdoor seating
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  • Elizabeth B.
    No wifi and very packed. But cool vibe for meetings. Dont order the chai latte as it comes out kind of weird and sour. Would go back for a latte.
  • Borys P.
    Borys Pierov3 weeks ago
    Awful pour over, won't come back.
  • Celeste P.
    Celeste PulmanNovember 2
    Coffee is good
  • Kyle P.
    Kyle PurdonOctober 30
    Good coffee, lots of space to sit. Apple cider donut was tasty.
  • Damon S.
    No wifi, rude staff. Coffee is decent.
  • Kay T.
    Kay TeoOctober 4
    Not sure what the hype is about. Pour over was mediocre, seating/interior was cheap and not comfortable.
  • Ahuva
    AhuvaJuly 17
    lots of gluten free and vegan treats, coffee comes one size and delicious - be aware no WiFi but plenty of seating
  • Jake S.
    Jake SJuly 2
    Everything coffee and tea is great. Pastry game is weak but who cares?
  • Heidi W.
    Early riser on the weekends? Opens at 7:30am on Sundays.
  • Sara W.
    Sara WaiteJune 17
    The back patio !
  • Mark D.
    Mark DavisJune 16
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite coffee in New York. It's small and they don't allow laptops.
  • Aida A.
    Backyard is cool ☕️
  • Cole K.
    There's a lot of space to sit down for a coffee meeting or to get some work done, but the atmosphere itself isn't anything special.
  • fluffy_passport 🎀
    Deli soy milk cappuccino. They even have a bench outside and a small terrace at the back to enjoy the good weather.
  • Marcia L.
    Marcia LeeApril 21
    What's not to love about cutely branded coffee shops?
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinFebruary 5
    Great cold brew & cool space inside
  • RP Z.
    RP ZJanuary 29
    Marshmallow latte. Awesome.
  • Ruth T.
    Ruth TupeDecember 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    This is my favorite coffee shop in Chelsea. Excellent coffee, perfect place to catch up and have a conversation. No laptops though :(
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonDecember 4, 2016
    There is a back room and patio with quite a bit of seating
  • Brad B.
    Brad BensonNovember 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    No laptops. Be forewarned.
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PerlNovember 5, 2016
  • Michael D.
    Michael DonovanOctober 25, 2016
    Always Sunny in Philadelphia was inspired by cafe grumpy. Frank is based on the stray cat that lives in the back patio
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeOctober 24, 2016
    Really strong coffee, strictly for the hard core coffee lovers.
  • Mateusz D.
    Mateusz DzwonekOctober 20, 2016
    Great flat white! ☕️👍👏
  • Kenji E.
    Kenji EuOctober 19, 2016
    Flat white is decent. Service is as described on the packet, grumpy.
  • Charlotte C.
    Charlotte ChanOctober 17, 2016
    My new favorite cafe in New York👍🏻
  • Bond Street
    Bond StreetOctober 5, 2016
    "Cafe Grumpy is the antithesis to a big coffeeshop chain, which is exactly why we love it!" - Jordana Kier and Alexandra Friedman, co-founders - LOLA Read more
  • Sven L.
    Sven LenaertsOctober 5, 2016
    Casual place to meet, decent coffee. Have a no-laptop policy.
  • Roniel T.
    Roniel TesslerOctober 4, 2016
    Heads up: No laptops allowed
  • Nathan L.
    Nathan LeflerSeptember 30, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Best coffee
  • Ayush K.
    Ayush KhaitanSeptember 10, 2016
    Tried 2 coffees while I waited here. The mocha was 4/5. The cappuchino 5/5. Definitely recommended!
  • Natasha S.
    Natasha SteinSeptember 8, 2016
    Strong coffee!🎉Helpful & friendly staff. They have a nice backyard for spring/summer months. Low key atmosphere and perfect for a friend date or to get some work done. Might be my new coffee spot.
  • Bianca N.
    Bianca NgAugust 26, 2016
    Great spot for a coffee date. I love the outside sitting area.
  • Nandeeta S.
    Nandeeta SethJuly 30, 2016
    Coffee, cappuccino
  • Thomas R.
    Thomas RuschkeJuly 30, 2016
    Laptop free cafe! #LoveIt
  • Justin F.
    Justin FerrantiJuly 26, 2016
    Back patio is great to relax and sip your coffee
  • Ryan Z.
    Ryan Zhang 🤪July 25, 2016
    Crisp summer ice tea
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJuly 24, 2016
    Vegan pumpkin bread $4 & almond Capp $4.25
  • Mark L.
    Mark LombardiJuly 21, 2016
    Coffee and Outdoor space
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NicoleJune 17, 2016
    The coffee is amazing and the girl who served me was super grumpy! This place delivers on all fronts!
  • Christina
    ChristinaMay 17, 2016
    They use poursteady, the automated pour over machine. 😕 Backyard patio is A+ though.
  • Vlad S.
    Vlad SavelucApril 9, 2016
    Good espresso. It's also laptop free
  • Jean S.
    Jean SimeonJanuary 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best coffee shops in Chelsea. The flat white is very good.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HattaJanuary 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This place supports both Android Pay and Apple Pay with Square reader
  • Matt D.
    Matt DonatelliJanuary 24, 2016
    Pastries are not impressive. Neither is the coffee really. Seems overrated on Foursquare.
  • Aviv G.
    Aviv GadotJanuary 16, 2016
    The service here is very inconvenient. Explains the name
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KanakisJanuary 14, 2016
    Cute place, good coffee
  • Dan S.
    Dan SteilenJanuary 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a pour over. Their home made bakery items have a strong reputation too.
  • Zii H.
    Zii HammadJanuary 7, 2016
    Weird vibes, good coffee. Good place to find a corner to read in if people aren't feeling too chatty.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KDecember 31, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for a Flat White: the Australian Cappuccino. It's not on the menu, but they will fix it for you.
  • Saleem
    SaleemDecember 23, 2015
    Great cappuccinos and laptop-free environment
  • CeSaints
    CeSaintsDecember 22, 2015
    Cute coffee shop, not very busy, just perfect
  • Burak B.
    Burak BakkalogluDecember 12, 2015
    Drip coffee. Very good..
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CarlsonDecember 8, 2015
    No laptops allowed here!
  • Anna P.
    Anna PDecember 4, 2015
    Great quality coffee!
  • Roland S.
    Roland StadlerDecember 2, 2015
    Great place!!!
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniNovember 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great coffee. Gets crowded. No laptops.
  • Adam
    AdamNovember 16, 2015
    Solid coffee option in Chelsea.
  • Christine L.
    Christine LeeNovember 14, 2015
    anything to do with hot water and coffee beans being pressurized together.
  • James
    JamesNovember 12, 2015
    Fantastic flat whites. It was a computer-free zone last time I was there!
  • Logan W.
    Logan WillmottOctober 30, 2015
    Good flat whites 👌🏼
  • Anat
    AnatOctober 18, 2015
    Good drip coffee
  • Olga G.
    Olga GonzalezSeptember 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    They roast their own coffee!
  • Laurence B.
    Laurence BerlandAugust 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Espresso. Espresso. Buzz.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HennesseyAugust 23, 2015
    I can appreciate immersing myself in hipster culture, but this is a Manhattan location, so let me use my computer plz
  • Michele P.
    Michele PiccaroAugust 13, 2015
    Cute coffee shop on a quiet Chelsea street. Beware: No laptops
  • Alexi S.
    Alexi SurteesAugust 5, 2015
    Great tea and coffee. No laptops. Calm and Quiet.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    The Flat White is so good! Read more
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LaSalviaMay 28, 2015
    They don't allow laptops so don't go there if you have to get some work done.
  • Jed R.
    Jed RecordMay 27, 2015
    No idea why you would end up in this part of town. Better grab a coffee and rethink how to get home.
  • chris
    chrisMay 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cortado here is among the best I've ever had.
  • Mish and Rob
    Mish and RobMay 16, 2015
    Grumpy's is on par with Stumptown when it comes to coffee quality. There's lots of seating at this branch, but still strictly no laptops.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeibowitzMay 11, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    One of the best coffee shops in the neighborhood. Amazing flat whites, cappuccinos and pour overs. They have a huge space, but no WiFi and no laptops allowed.
  • Timothy S.
    Timothy StevensApril 20, 2015
    A simple espresso or cappuccino is a lesson in restraint and addiction
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerApril 20, 2015
    Original spot. And a great one.
  • Pablo C.
    Pablo Casas RábagoApril 12, 2015
    Amazing place, but beware, there is a "no laptop policy"
  • Bassim A.
    Bassim AlgashamiApril 4, 2015
    Pour over coffee is awesome! 👍😘
  • Nat W.
    Nat WelchApril 1, 2015
    "makes amazing pour-overs and is a must-try. Note that they have a no-laptop policy, so bring a book, sketch pad, or friend instead."
  • Nas B.
    Nas BenaliMarch 26, 2015
    Fantastic latte and great indoor seating. There's a nice little back outdoor area as well.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ContiMarch 21, 2015
    They source their own beans. Great coffee. Awesome patio. No laptops.
  • Tanner W.
    Tanner WelshMarch 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best coffee in New York City.
  • Alberto S.
    Alberto SimonMarch 12, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite coffee in NYC. Enough said.
  • John A.
    John AntosFebruary 28, 2015
    Believe the hype! Cool vibe... Great coffee.. Dark, strong but not burnt - I like simple pour over. Vegan salted chocolate chip cookies are good and don't taste like cardboard.
  • lauren
    laurenFebruary 23, 2015
    No laptops allowed / no wifi
  • Teddy L.
    Teddy LuFebruary 8, 2015
    very cool place. but for some reason, laptops not allowed. guess they don't want people hanging around.
  • Hartej S.
    Hartej SinghFebruary 7, 2015
    The cafes great. Great co working. But way too many cops outside at all times.
  • Abhishek P.
    Abhishek PillaiJanuary 31, 2015
    Love that there's no wifi or laptops allowed. Does change the dynamic of a coffee shop. At least change it closer to what a coffee shop used to be
  • Melanie B.
    Melanie BouleyJanuary 16, 2015
    I love this place for its no laptop policy and the great coffee. I'm an occasional coffee drinker and when I'm on break at work craving some good espresso, this is where I come!
  • Paris B.
    Paris Buttfield-AddisonDecember 15, 2014
    Excellent coffee, and they know what a flat white is (for those of you who are from Australia or New Zealand!)
  • Eric T.
    Eric TashDecember 11, 2014
    Huge space, great flat white. Love the no laptop policy!
  • Michael T.
    Michael TDecember 1, 2014
    Swift exits made possible with Square.
  • Tracie L.
    Tracie LeeNovember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite forever. Vibe is neighborhoody and friendly. Get an espresso drink because the Heartbreaker roast is the best, or something off the single origin menu. You can't go wrong.
  • Nick J.
    Nick JohnsonNovember 23, 2014
    Good service and a very tasty macchiato.
  • John M.
    John McNallyNovember 20, 2014
    No WiFi and no laptops, but tasty americanos and juicy, sticky blueberry muffins. Lekker!
  • Carly A.
    Carly AyresNovember 11, 2014
    Deceptively large space with tons of tables further in the back. Traffic flow is a bit wonky, but the backyard more than makes up for it.
  • Chetta
    ChettaNovember 7, 2014
    Latte and chai latte both just taste like milk. Capuccino is more of an espresso- not enough dryness. Treats are TINY and cost $5! Joe the art of coffee does it right for less.
  • David
    DavidNovember 5, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    I have been coming here since this place opened and they still serve the best coffee around. Also, people who work here are sweet. Waiting for a pour-over is fun because you can watch the process.
  • Ana Maria V.
    Ana Maria VillarOctober 23, 2014
    I had a latte - the coffee tastes good but I like really hot drinks and this was kind of cold - maybe it was a bad day idk
  • Kristal C.
    Kristal ChoyOctober 23, 2014
    Coffee is great and there's plenty of room to sit, which is great (but obviously due to no laptop policy). Restroom is surprisingly disgusting, though.
  • Oz L.
    Oz LublingOctober 19, 2014
    Awesome coffee and great little garden in the back to chill out in.
  • Camilla C.
    Camilla COctober 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best flat whites in town
  • John V.
    John VaghiOctober 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee's inconsistent, but the space itself touts a backyard patio and, occasionally, purchasable artisan mugs that've inspired even the most prolific of tea drinkers to have at the dark stuff.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MacDougallOctober 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Perfect microfoam!
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.October 12, 2014
    Awesome lattes---cool place
  • Peyton S.
    Peyton SherwoodOctober 12, 2014
    Front room has better ambiance than back room. Garden patio is nice, weather permitting.
  • Jasmine H.
    Jasmine HsuOctober 5, 2014
    no laptop policy. back room must echo or smthg bc its super loud here. maybe just wknd afternoons.
  • Betina E.
    Betina EvanchaOctober 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't bring your laptop
  • Kira G.
    Kira Garvin LermanOctober 1, 2014
    They have a few vegan pastry options! Had a yummy savory biscuit
  • Michael N.
    Michael NovakSeptember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Highly recommend the pour over. Cappuccino is also great. Grab a classic grumpy mug for home.
  • Ashley W.
    Ashley WhalenSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    When I spent a month in New York this summer, I was here almost everyday. I miss this place so much. Great espresso, great pastries, great atmosphere, and my favorite is their name and logo :)
  • Christine A.
    Christine ArboledaSeptember 12, 2014
    Cute coffee shop I love the atmosphere. Great back porch
  • AW G.
    AW GAugust 31, 2014
    Nice little hole-in-the-wall in Chelsea - chill staff with a nice little pastry selection. The iced coffee is pretty good, too! I personally like the inside set-up here.
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUAugust 29, 2014
    The no-laptop policy makes some people grumpy, but hey, coffee is a great way to connect with people anyway. Our tip: enjoy the garden space out back! Read more
  • Jen M.
    Jen MakulowichAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cafe grumpy = mouth happy
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UAugust 23, 2014
    If you want to sit in a real chill environment (no laptop allowed and they have a small backyard seating) in a great Chelsea neighborhood, this is the coffee shop for you
  • Jordan C.
    Jordan CrookAugust 20, 2014
    Exactly what you would expect. Great coffee. Grumpy atmosphere. Good for rainy days.
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy ChenAugust 20, 2014
    Great coffee, great people, and no laptops allowed. If weather permits, relax in the garden out back.
  • Luna J.
    Luna JayAugust 20, 2014
    Strong espresso based coffees in a very nice inner place... But no laptop allowed!
  • Francisco A.
    Francisco ArteagaAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Great coffee in the perfect neighborhood setting. Go in the back and enjoy your drink with a book outside.
  • Harry C.
    Harry ChenAugust 12, 2014
    cozy and hidden (kinda) cafe, smooth ice latte. Friendly staff too!
  • Rachael H.
    Rachael HobbsAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The iced lattes here are great.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KeslingAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    A place with lovely pour-overs and good espresso, but which is entirely inflexible about any drink modifications.
  • Max
    MaxAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Coffee is great!
  • Summer I.
    Summer IzkovichAugust 7, 2014
    No laptops :(
  • leland r.
    leland rechisAugust 6, 2014
    Solid coffee. Keep the laptops closed!
  • Max
    MaxAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Lattes are amazing here!
  • Emily
    EmilyAugust 6, 2014
    No laptop use please! Pleasant environment and friendly service. Don't forget to check out the back patio!
  • Allan B.
    Allan BeaufourAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Consistently good coffee and a good vibe
  • Evan F.
    Evan FlathAugust 6, 2014
    Great espresso, talented baristas, best cold brew ...ever?
  • Chris S.
    Chris SantarelliAugust 3, 2014
    Not bad. Not cheap.
  • Michelle
    MichelleMay 16, 2014
    World-class banana bread
  • Toni H.
    Toni HaberApril 14, 2014
    Many claim Cafe Grumpy to serve the best iced coffee in New York. Visit any of their locations around Chelsea and Greenpoint to get a taste for yourself.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Blueberry lavender pistachio coffee cake. Enough said.
  • Lyndon
    LyndonMarch 9, 2014
    Great coffee here Aussie style
  • Angie E.
    Angie EvansMarch 5, 2014
    music is really good here.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatFebruary 27, 2014
    Check out this charming coffee spot if you want a fresh brewed cup of coffee.
  • Deep G.
    Deep GujralFebruary 16, 2014
    The backyard is one of my favorite things about this place
  • DeN d.
    DeN dEnFebruary 15, 2014
    Very tiny place but good expresso
  • Evan M.
    Evan MorikawaFebruary 11, 2014
    No laptop use
  • Natalie W.
    Natalie WaryniakFebruary 5, 2014
    Good lattes
  • Christine W.
    Christine WongFebruary 1, 2014
    Get the peach blossom tea when you want to relax :)
  • Gloria
    GloriaJanuary 30, 2014
    My hiding place. Good place to have manual hand-drip coffee because they had really good single origin coffee you can choose from. No laptop policy so bring some newspaper or book and watch people
  • Christy
    ChristyJanuary 10, 2014
    No laptop policy, are you kidding me what are coffee shops for in the middle of the day!
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DelgadoDecember 23, 2013
    New York city prices but cute
  • Dmitry P.
    Dmitry PospelovDecember 20, 2013
    Great coffee in Chelsea. Read more
  • Ben H.
    Ben HughesDecember 7, 2013
    Best hot chocolate
  • Sarah
    SarahNovember 26, 2013
    Best silky smooth flat white.
  • Patricija M.
    Patricija MottNovember 20, 2013
    Insanely goog flat white!!!😺
  • John S.
    John SjölanderNovember 9, 2013
    Fantastic coffee, but if you're looking for breakfast their selection is unfortunately pretty scarce.
  • prugina
    pruginaOctober 22, 2013
    Best coffee! Also Grumpy is featured on "Girls" HBO
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    TIP: Try the flat white. An Australian creation that’s similar to a latte but with a bit more coffee than milk. Read more
  • Mark F.
    Mark ForscherSeptember 30, 2013
    Empty cafe that doesn't allow computers. True story.
  • Jimmy T.
    Jimmy ThompsonSeptember 28, 2013
    Brewed coffee is not their strong suit too watery
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaSeptember 24, 2013
    What to Order: A cappuccino, made with Grumpy’s own Heartbreaker espresso blend and Battenkill Valley milk.
  • .oo.
    .oo.September 9, 2013
    $4 for a 8oz cappuccino makes me grumpy.
  • Ben D.
    Ben DruckerSeptember 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Scary good coffee
  • Laura P.
    Laura Prego-OrtizJuly 18, 2013
    No Clover Brewed coffee. They do make individual cups, the natural way.
  • ella g.
    ella grayJuly 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pause a moment to shoot the sh!t3 with Evan...he's good at it and he's uber dreamy to boot (dark hair, light eyes...always a crowd pleaser). Also, delish gluten-free options.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MacDonaldJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Highly recommend the flat white!
  • Lakshmi S.
    Lakshmi SJune 18, 2013
    Great coffee, great vibe, and no grumpy baristas in sight. No laptops allowed so come prepared for some time away from tech.
  • Katy S.
    Katy StevensJune 14, 2013
    Their flat white passes the Melbourne sniff test
  • EsuNYC ..
    EsuNYC .May 30, 2013
    The garden at Cafe Grumpy is one of my favorite places to read. It's small, cute, and very quiet, especially in the morning. However, it's currently 7:17am so I guess most of Manhattan is still quiet.
  • EsuNYC ..
    EsuNYC .May 29, 2013
    Great service and friendly staff. The coffee is always changing (great & terrible) so don't get your heart set on any one blend because tomorrow it may be gone. Still my fav coffee shop in Chelsea!!!!
    @SDWIFEYMay 21, 2013
    Stormy: "Inspiration will come when you least expect it. Sit by the window and write."
  • Tina Y.
    Tina YuanMay 7, 2013
    Free baked item when you purchase any beverage with google offer. Valid through 7/8/13.
  • Suraj 🙇🏽
    Suraj 🙇🏽May 7, 2013
    I've heard of no wifi, but no laptop use at all? Worst, most stuck up cafe ever!
  • Aristippos
    AristipposApril 24, 2013
    While many statements and expressions of mine come spontaneously through my lips, some listeners need more information to put my wording into perspective. Follow the link to understand the "sinking". Read more
  • Aristippos
    AristipposApril 21, 2013
    Female Customers (going down?)
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GottfriedApril 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Quiet, classy cafe. No laptops allowed but they have great tea and coffee.
  • Matthew A.
    Matthew AndersonApril 4, 2013
    The espresso is great, the staff friendly, and the music is consistently good. No laptops allowed, but it adds to a good vibe. iPhones, tablets, and even conversation welcome!
  • Camilla C.
    Camilla CApril 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    flat white all the way
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 17, 2013
    This mini-chain of cafes is a spot for both excellent coffee and baked goods.
  • Kamiu L.
    Kamiu LeeMarch 9, 2013
    Cute cafe, awesome macaroons and baked goods, great meeting spot.
  • Sara
    SaraMarch 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great spot for some quality coffee. Latte art at its finest. 
  • Lacy R.
    Lacy RhoadesFebruary 23, 2013
    No bullshit, no laptops
  • Zachary Adam C.
    Zachary Adam CohenFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sometimes there is some talent here. I try to scare them off and rustle them
  • Gavin M.
    Gavin McGarryFebruary 2, 2013
    Sadly they no longer have the Clover coffee machines. They removed them a couple of months ago. The barista said it didn't make as good cup of coffee as the new system they have. Bummer.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoJanuary 21, 2013
    Great coffee -- no laptops.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SmithJanuary 5, 2013
    friendly service; in warm weather the back garden patio is lovely.
  • Malek B.
    Malek BsatDecember 18, 2012
    The baristas are anything but grumpy.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneDecember 11, 2012
    Really great coffee, friendly service and no lap-tops. All good here in this tucked away neighborhood gem!
  • Grace M.
    Grace MartinDecember 4, 2012
    The chai tea is the best I've ever had. Add a little cream and some Splenda and it's perfection. ☺
  • BlackBook Magazine
    BlackBook MagazineNovember 30, 2012
    Casual and very chill Greenpoint coffee shop. I hope the employees are better behaved than Girls would lead us to believe. I wouldn’t trust Hannah or Ray w/ drip coffee, let alone an espresso machine. Read more
  • Cynthia P.
    Cynthia PflaumNovember 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The best. Grab a Flat White and stay.
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    This high-walled Chelsea backyard has a comforting stillness about it and belongs to a cafe with some of the best NYC coffee. Read more
  • Adam B.
    Adam BesvinickOctober 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Often great music selection - lots of Kanye
  • andrew s.
    andrew symondsOctober 17, 2012
    This dinky little place is pretty awesome. When you order from someone smiling right back at you and cracking jokes with you. the tea/coffee and overall experience is just so much better. Keep it up!
  • Marian E.
    Marian ElbertOctober 8, 2012
    No laptops allowed, so grab a book and sit outside in the back patio with a coffee and scone. A little on the pricier side, but worth it.
  • Em C.
    Em CSeptember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    soy lattes are one of the best in the US
  • Ernst-Jan P.
    Ernst-Jan PfauthSeptember 22, 2012
    Want to catch your breath? Order an espresso here, enjoy the lack of laptops and hit the streets again.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TeelSeptember 20, 2012
    Back patio is awesome!
  • jake s.
    jake streySeptember 9, 2012
    nice place
  • Natalie L.
    Natalie LinAugust 20, 2012
    Try the Skim Macchiato
  • Bonobos
    BonobosAugust 9, 2012
    Cute coffee shop with a small garden out back!
  • Elissa C.
    Elissa CretellaJuly 22, 2012
    Espresso brownies are delishhhh
  • Tom M.
    Tom ManshreckJune 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They have flat whites here if you're familiar with that Australian drink
  • Seth B.
    Seth BannonJune 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Lattes don't get much better.
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NelsonJune 7, 2012
    on another level.
  • David H.
    David HaberMay 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee is great, but the no laptop policy makes me grumpy.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PrevetteMay 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The new back patio is awesome. Please don't ever come here.
  • Zach P.
    Zach PerretMay 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Twice as big! Check out the back patio.
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MaddisonApril 26, 2012
    nice tea, nice atmosphere but the stools are painfully uncomfortable and tables really squished.
  • Meg R.
    Meg RobertsonApril 23, 2012
    Small and quiet -- another one with no wiFi.
  • Cassie D.
    Cassie DavisApril 19, 2012
    I got a delicious espresso, but they their Clover is very tempting!
  • Percolate
    PercolateMarch 17, 2012
    A great place to sit and have a quiet cup of coffee. Also reportedly the place Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, discovered the Clover machine, which he eventually purchased and stopped selling.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LydenMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    When you get in, walk right to the back. Excellent coffee, clover-brewed single-origin beans roasted at the Cafe Grumpy Roastery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Super-friendly staff.
  • Nikhil B.
    Nikhil Basu TrivediMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My go-to breakfast meeting spot! Today with @gauri (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Gauri M.
    Gauri ManglikMarch 1, 2012
    Great coffee and cute space. Kinda like that they encourage people not to use their laptops (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Justin T.
    Justin ThorpJanuary 29, 2012
    Solid cappuccino with cute shop and super friendly staff. If I lived nearby, I could definitely see myself hanging out here.
  • Marissa L.🌟
    Marissa L.🌟January 27, 2012
    What a clever name :)
  • Joey
    JoeyJanuary 20, 2012
    Try the Copo Mico. Its delicious!
  • David O.
    David OllingtonDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cardamon in the banana bread!
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LensingDecember 19, 2011
    they use a square reader. yay! and they also have good coffee. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • J. M.
    J. M.November 16, 2011
    Use the @Square Card Case app to pay. Great combo of tech & coffee
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroNovember 12, 2011
    I love this cute little coffee shop!
  • Damiano D.
    Damiano DeMonteNovember 8, 2011
    They make chai tea just like you're used to
  • Kate
    KateNovember 7, 2011
    cappuccino is good, but rather small, just go for the Clover drip coffee instead - nicaraguan is always a good pick.
  • hugo l.
    hugo liuNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    try the guatemala-- their lightest roast on the clover. it has a wonderful bouquet and a long mealy finish
  • Rafael D.
    Rafael De Arce AmoresOctober 22, 2011
    Check out the new register, it's an iPad.
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PerryOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get your Clover on
  • Brad W.
    Brad WillardOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Man this place is good.
  • Imprompt2 F.
    Imprompt2 FilmsOctober 5, 2011
    No laptops allowed in here. Do your work either old school or new school. (Pen/Paper or iPad)
  • Bryan F.
    Bryan FordOctober 3, 2011
    What a cool place.. Very local... Sign is hard to see so watch for it!
  • Yolanda Shoshana
    Yolanda ShoshanaSeptember 6, 2011
    They serve specialty coffee that is made fresh to order! It's a small and cozy spot so be ready to get up close and personal with a stranger. And last but no lease, no laptops!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FuhrSeptember 5, 2011
    Use @square for a great cup of coffee.
  • Eddie
    EddieAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    No one is Grumpy here...
  • raymondweil
    raymondweilAugust 18, 2011
    Taste the world from this independent cafe that roasts their own coffee beans. You decide how you like it, and they even do online deliveries! Because being independent is a state of mind.
  • Gayatri N.
    Gayatri NairAugust 8, 2011
    Good coffee ! But they're not kidding about being grumpy! Didn't let me use my laptop:(
  • Chris N.
    Chris NormanJuly 19, 2011
    Skip the iced coffee and try a cold brew.
  • Chris O.
    Chris OJuly 18, 2011
    Thy have this great NO LAPTOPS policy. Love that!
  • Brankica H.
    Brankica HarveyJuly 1, 2011
    Don't bother with the $5.50 cup of iced coffee. Not worth it.
  • Kiril S.
    Kiril SavinoJune 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Cafe au lait, any day of the week. Read more
  • Emily T.
    Emily ThakeJune 21, 2011
    Coffee good but staff can be rude
  • Ben F.
    Ben FJune 16, 2011
    Try out paying with Square card space. It's pretty damn cool.
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FudorJune 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Complaint: after my fifth time here I noticed the punch cards and they said they haven't had them for awhile, so I asked to use my checkins as proof for extra punches. They refused. Not cool
  • Emily T.
    Emily ThakeJune 2, 2011
    Great flat white, much less foam than a latte
  • Roger E.
    Roger EhrenbergMay 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The cappuccino is a great way to start the day...
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FudorMay 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Brazilian cafe au lait. I may be hooked
  • Roger E.
    Roger EhrenbergMay 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The best coffee shop in NYC IMHO. Gotta love the Clover machines! (via Scoville) Read more
  • Kalani N.
    Kalani NiheuApril 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The new pastries are great, but I miss the muffins and banana bread.
  • Amisha D.
    Amisha DoshiApril 20, 2011
    Cozy and offbeat. Great place to grab a coffee & start the day
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TaiApril 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has the best coffee in the city. I love their expressos and their macchiatos. No need to add sugar or milk to their coffee!
  • Tonic Music
    Tonic MusicMarch 15, 2011
    Best cup of coffee in New York - and a setting that looks perfect for 90s grunge in the evening.
  • Shirley Y.
    Shirley YuMarch 5, 2011
    Lovely chocolate cupcakes and brownies. Hot chocolate is good and their logo is cute
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    Gansevoort Hotel GroupJanuary 19, 2011
    Order an expertly crafted espresso drink or a Clover brewed "regular" coffee at this cozy, "no laptop" policy, Chelsea hangout. Some of the best coffee in all of NYC- try it!
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 16, 2011
    Try the Macchiato
  • Shana C.
    Shana CarpJanuary 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best clover brewed coffee in town. Gets from the top indie roster in the us
  • Al S.
    Al ShawJanuary 14, 2011
    Best coffee in NY
  • CityRover M.
    CityRover MediaJanuary 10, 2011
    Head over to Chelsea’s comfy and well-decorated coffee shop and try the "Flat White,” a textured cup of steamed milk, poured over a double shot of espresso which is highly popular in the land down und Read more
  • CityRover M.
    CityRover MediaJanuary 10, 2011
    Head over to Chelsea’s comfy and well-decorated coffee shop and try the "Flat White,” a textured cup of steamed milk, poured over a double shot of espresso, is highly popular in the land down under. Read more
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PerryJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch people get smacked down when they pull out a laptop!
  • Tim C.
    Tim CoxDecember 29, 2010
    Don't put cream or sugar in Grumpy's coffee! It doesn't need it.
  • Alexander G.
    Alexander GeorgeDecember 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They aren't open til 8am on Tuesdays
  • Bill H.
    Bill HartnettNovember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    My new favorite coffee place. Great coffee. And I used to live across the street in the 90s!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel M.November 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't whip out your MacBook here! They have a no laptop policy.
  • the r.
    the rageOctober 23, 2010
    Crude oil.
  • Natalia P.
    Natalia PudziszOctober 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    I'm addicted to this place. Great lattes, the closest I found to Blue Bottle Coffee in SF.
  • Tim S.
    Tim SheySeptember 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the flat white -- an Australian espresso drink that's basically a short latte. / via my Aussie colleague @v_ness.
  • Han
    HanSeptember 26, 2010
    I like their rotating selections
  • C B.
    C BSeptember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    How come their cappuccino is always, way too milky and the espresso shot is weak - and it's luke warm at best. I want to like this place but I really cannot recommend it. Always disappointing...
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel M.September 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I walked in five minutes before closing and they still made me a fantastic macchiato. Grumpy in name only. I love this place.
  • KIT T.
    KIT TENAugust 31, 2010
    Like going to heaven! ....... Heh,There better be coffe THERE!
  • Anthony H.
    Anthony HarrisonAugust 28, 2010
    Amazing coffee - wouldn't expect anything less from the Synesso. A taste of Melbourne in NYC!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 27, 2010
    No laptops allowed! Grab an expertly made Latte and a Salt and Pepper Scone; you won’t be disappointed. Staff is incredibly friendly.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HubertJuly 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    There is no better coffee in the world.
  • Dan C.
    Dan CiccarelliJuly 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Costa rica never tasted so good. And what seems to be the new chick at the register is pretty cute. Par for the course
  • alexis s.
    alexis savinoJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Amber makes a great Au Lait.
  • Craig F.
    Craig ForsterJune 13, 2010
    They have a flat white on the menu, which is a sure hint to the owner's Australian origins. Be sure to give it a go -- like a late, but less froth and more delicious.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew ShultsMay 9, 2010
    Go to Cafe Grumpy and pay with Venmo! (It's great for us change haters)
    Downvoted Oct 12
  • palbi
    palbiMay 7, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Ok coffee is great and the folks even greater. But do not sleep on those cocoa macaroons
  • Amy R.
    Amy RichardsonApril 26, 2010
    Really smooth decaf lattes here - yum!
  • AJ K.
    AJ KintnerApril 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Coffee. Try the Cappuccino.
  • Angie V.
    Angie VeneziaMarch 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Addicted to the chocolate and pumpkin muffins.
  • Trammell H.
    Trammell HudsonMarch 21, 2010
    No laptops allowed, so leave your Macbook at home.
  • Mark R.
    Mark RomeoMarch 20, 2010
    BEST DAMN COFFEE in NYC. Read more
  • Carlos D.
    Carlos DennisMarch 19, 2010
    Go to Cafe Grumpy (Grumpy's to we who love it) and have a double dry cappuccino while reading the NYTimes.
  • Julian P.
    Julian PetersonMarch 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Joseph (stash and hat) is a really good guy and he makes a slammin cup o joe!
  • Chelsgrant
    ChelsgrantFebruary 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Get a punch card & get a freebie after ten cups.
  • Chelsgrant
    ChelsgrantFebruary 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    I'd never heard of a flat white until grumpy, yummm!!!
  • Nafal B.
    Nafal BenJanuary 31, 2010
    Best latte I've ever had!!!
  • Ella H.
    Ella HaizlipJanuary 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The baked goods are wonderful and often slightly unusual.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BuraniJanuary 16, 2010
    The El Salvador roast... It'sa nice!
  • miles l.
    miles lennonNovember 22, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    the coffee is great but very strong. intense buzz.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ChapmanNovember 10, 2009
    their clover coffee machine is one of the few in the U.S., reputed to make the world's best coffee.
  • Jared K.
    Jared KaplanNovember 4, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    the chocolate chip banana bread and salted chocolate cookie vie for my fave indulgences here
  • Maxine F.
    Maxine FriedmanOctober 27, 2009
    Best coffee in NYC. Good celeb sightings. Be prepared to wait a bit as each cup is brewed individually.
  • Spencer V.
    Spencer VultaggioSeptember 24, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    order the iced nicaraguan
  • Kellan E.
    Kellan EJuly 20, 2009
    Order a gilbraltar, it's like a sekret coffee handshake.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BaisleyJune 24, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Cafe Grumpy and order the Brazilian. Yum.
  • TJ B.
    TJ BaldwinApril 1, 2009
    Go to Grumpy and leave happy with a Clover brewed single origin coffee or synesso produced espresso
  • David J.
    David JacobsMarch 17, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Get an espresso at Grumpy Coffee - best in the city!
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    Adorei o lugar
  • Hasan C.
    Hasan CamcıNovember 4, 2012
    guzel mekan sabah gunesıyle aksam gunbatımı süper
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    matchan_jpMay 20, 2011
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