Café Grumpy

Café Grumpy

Café and Coffee Shop · Chelsea
224 W 20th St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY 10011, United States
Open until 8:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:30 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 7:30 AM–7:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Café Grumpy Chelsea opened in 2006 on a unique tree-lined block. Our customers were the first in NYC to be offered a menu of coffees to choose from, all brewed by the cup.This location is the perfect space to meet up with a friend, read the paper, or people and puppy watch on the benches outside....


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    Jason L.
    "Amazing flat whites, cappuccinos and pour overs."(21 Tips)
    "really good single origin coffee"(3 Tips)
    Kamiu L.
    "Cute cafe, awesome macaroons and baked goods, great meeting spot."(11 Tips)
    Natalia P.
    "Great lattes, the closest I found to Blue Bottle Coffee in SF."(17 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • cute
  • pastries
  • casual
  • outdoor seating
  • gardens
  • trendy
  • tea
  • authentic
  • cozy
  • spacious
  • scones
  • chai
  • lively
  • great value
  • books
  • breakfast food
  • muffins
  • comfortable
  • Chet M.

    Great coffee. Gets crowded. No laptops.

    Chet Mancini · 2 weeks ago
  • Adam

    Solid coffee option in Chelsea.

    Adam · 2 weeks ago
  • Christine L.

    anything to do with hot water and coffee beans being pressurized together.

    Christine Lee · 2 weeks ago
  • James

    Fantastic flat whites. It was a computer-free zone last time I was there!

    James · 2 weeks ago
  • Logan W.

    Good flat whites 👌🏼

    Logan Willmott · October 30
  • Anat

    Good drip coffee

    Anat · October 18
  • Olga G.

    They roast their own coffee!

    Olga Gonzalez · September 27
  • Laurence B.

    Espresso. Espresso. Buzz.

    Laurence Berland · August 27
  • Alex H.

    I can appreciate immersing myself in hipster culture, but this is a Manhattan location, so let me use my computer plz

    Alex Hennessey · August 23
  • Michele P.

    Cute coffee shop on a quiet Chelsea street. Beware: No laptops

    Michele Piccaro · August 13
  • Alexi S.

    Great tea and coffee. No laptops. Calm and Quiet.

    Alexi Surtees · August 5
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    The Flat White is so good! Read more

  • Jimmy L.

    They don't allow laptops so don't go there if you have to get some work done.

    Jimmy LaSalvia · May 28
  • Jed R.

    No idea why you would end up in this part of town. Better grab a coffee and rethink how to get home.

    Jed Record · May 27
  • chris

    Cortado here is among the best I've ever had.

    chris · May 22
  • Mish and Rob

    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.

    Mish and Rob · May 16
  • Jason L.

    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.

    Jason Leibowitz · May 11
  • Timothy S.

    A simple espresso or cappuccino is a lesson in restraint and addiction

    Timothy Stevens · April 20
  • Abigail A.

    Original spot. And a great one.

  • Pablo C.

    Amazing place, but beware, there is a "no laptop policy"

    Pablo Casas · April 12
  • Bassim A.

    Pour over coffee is awesome! 👍😘

    Bassim Algashami · April 4
  • Nat W.

    "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."

    Nat Welch · April 1
  • Nas B.

    Fantastic latte and great indoor seating. There's a nice little back outdoor area as well.

    Nas Benali · March 26
  • Andrew C.

    They source their own beans. Great coffee. Awesome patio. No laptops.

    Andrew Conti · March 21
  • Tanner W.

    The best coffee in New York City.

    Tanner Welsh · March 17
  • Alberto S.

    My favorite coffee in NYC. Enough said.

    Alberto Simon · March 12
  • John A.

    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.

    John Antos · February 28
  • lauren

    No laptops allowed / no wifi

    lauren · February 23
  • Teddy L.

    very cool place. but for some reason, laptops not allowed. guess they don't want people hanging around.

    Teddy Lu · February 8
  • Hartej S.

    The cafes great. Great co working. But way too many cops outside at all times.

    Hartej Singh · February 7
  • Abhishek P.

    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

    Abhishek Pillai · January 31
  • ℰℓenaᶳᵘ²

    Excellent coffee and croissant. Interesting coffee options. The cortado is great. Plus, the grumpy faced cup will always bring a smile to your face :)

    ℰℓenaᶳᵘ² · January 17
  • Melanie B.

    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!

    Melanie Bouley · January 16
  • Paris B.

    Excellent coffee, and they know what a flat white is (for those of you who are from Australia or New Zealand!)

    Paris Buttfield-Addison · December 15, 2014
  • Eric T.

    Huge space, great flat white. Love the no laptop policy!

    Eric Tash · December 11, 2014
  • Michael T.

    Swift exits made possible with Square.

    Michael T · December 1, 2014
  • Tracie L.

    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.

    Tracie Lee · November 23, 2014
  • Nick J.

    Good service and a very tasty macchiato.

    Nick Johnson · November 23, 2014
  • John M.

    No WiFi and no laptops, but tasty americanos and juicy, sticky blueberry muffins. Lekker!

    John McNally · November 20, 2014
  • Carly A.

    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.

    Carly Ayres · November 11, 2014
  • Chetta

    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.

    Chetta · November 7, 2014
  • David D.

    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.

    David DiGregorio · November 5, 2014
  • Ana Maria V.

    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

    Ana Maria Villar · October 23, 2014
  • Kristal C.

    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.

    Kristal Choy · October 23, 2014
  • Oz L.

    Awesome coffee and great little garden in the back to chill out in.

    Oz Lubling · October 19, 2014
  • Camilla C.

    Best flat whites in town

    Camilla C · October 18, 2014
  • John V.

    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.

    John Vaghi · October 17, 2014
  • Paul M.

    Perfect microfoam!

    Paul MacDougall · October 14, 2014
  • Tom M.

    Awesome lattes---cool place

    Tom M. · October 12, 2014
  • Peyton S.

    Front room has better ambiance than back room. Garden patio is nice, weather permitting.

    Peyton Sherwood · October 12, 2014

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