Café Grumpy

Café Grumpy

Café and Coffee Shop$$$$
Chelsea, New York
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  • The experts at The Corcoran Group and Serious Eats recommend this place
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  • Jason L.
    "Amazing flat whites, cappuccinos and pour overs."(25 Tips)
    Michael N.
    "Highly recommend the pour over."(5 Tips)
    Gloria
    "really good single origin coffee"(3 Tips)
    Kate
    "just go for the Clover drip coffee"(4 Tips)
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  • 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
    No laptops. Be forewarned.
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PerlNovember 5, 2016
    NO LAPTOPS
  • 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 50+ 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 ZhangJuly 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 T.
    Christina TranMay 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 M.
    Anna MDecember 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
    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 CasasApril 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
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony G.August 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
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