Cafe Grumpy

Cafe Grumpy

Coffee Shop$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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  • Louis B.
    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)
    Louis Brusco · May 28, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Amy L.
    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.
    Amy Liu · July 6, 2014
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  • Raja H.
    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
    Raja H · August 19, 2012
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  • Metromix
    This Cafe Grumpy is unique because it’s right next door to the bakery that cooks up all of this chain's goods; everything is super fresh! Read more
    Metromix · July 27, 2011
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  • For The Makers
    Strong, tasty coffee and super nice staff but no seating inside so make sure you are on your way to someplace awesome.
    For The Makers · September 25, 2011
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  • Ethikus
    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
    Ethikus · April 29, 2012
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  • Gary W.
    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?
    Gary Westby · July 3, 2011
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  • Tom
    Great coffee. The most convenient cafe for me ever! Some lactose free milk and (my) coffee life would be perfect.
    Tom · November 8, 2013
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  • Elton W.
    The coconut macaroons are to die for! The extra lemon zesty kick makes a great pair with a large coffee.
    Elton W · June 4, 2012
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  • christian svanes k.
    one could do worse than having a cortado. if felice is behind the desk, say hello, and ask him about traveling to calabria.
    christian svanes kolding · June 25, 2013
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  • Jacob F.
    It's extremely small and there's no seating but their iced mocha was one of the best I have ever had!
    Jacob Forster · July 4, 2015
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  • 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
    Lower East Side Partnership · October 9, 2015
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  • <:3 )~~
    Come in for a coffee tasting flight - taste 3 coffees in individual French presses.
    <:3 )~~ · May 8, 2012
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  • Serious Eats
    This mini-chain of cafes is a spot for excellent coffee and baked goods.
    Serious Eats · March 17, 2013
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  • Damian P.
    Smooth beans & perfectly steamed milk. You won't be disappointed with the coffee here!
    Damian P · October 11, 2013
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  • Premshree P.
    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.
    Premshree Pillai · April 11, 2013
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  • Andrew T.
    Try the iced latte with an extra shot of espresso. I think you'll love it!
    Andrew T. · April 23, 2013
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  • Saba D.
    The Brussels sprouts, cranberry, walnut, blue cheese focaccia is amazing!
    Saba Dilawari · May 1, 2013
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  • Derek J.
    Ask for a double-macc. Stunning! Danielle and Tommy are super friendly!
    Derek Jenkins · July 23, 2011
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  • Shely S.
    Come here for a solid cup of coffee--and you won't feel grumpy anymore!
    Shely Salemnia · March 11, 2013
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  • Leitha M.
    They use Battenkill Dairy milk in their lattes. So creamy and delicious.
    Leitha Matz · March 2, 2013
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  • Nina L.
    While cafe grumpy serves a strong and nutty-delicious espresso shot their prices make me grumpy.
    Nina LoSchiavo · February 2
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  • Mark B.
    This Grumpy location is decidedly less grumpy, feel free to smile when ordering.
    Mark Birch · March 3, 2012
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  • Timothy A.
    Get the pastries. They're made fresh right next door each day.
    Timothy Appnel · June 19, 2011
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  • Chelsea P.
    If you don't get a cheddar scallion biscuit here then you're just an idiot.
    Chelsea Parks · May 10, 2013
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  • Saif D.
    They rotate the beans used for the cold brew
    Saif Dia · September 8, 2015
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  • Veloci N.
    Best drip and cold brewed coffee in NYC so far
    Veloci Napper · February 4, 2012
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  • Alan Z.
    Hazelnut brownie is the one to get.
    Alan Zakheim · December 2, 2011
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  • Nicole B.
    Gluten-free financiers with assorted fruit pairings are everything
    Nicole Bacchus · May 24, 2013
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  • Genevieve L.
    Their bakery closed! Most heartbreaking news of my weekend.
    Genevieve L. · September 8, 2014
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  • Courtney B.
    Best coffee shop in the area.
    Courtney B · 3 weeks ago
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  • Andrew M.
    Great place hard to find but worth it
    Andrew May · April 12, 2012
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  • michael d.
    Get any scone.... So tasty
    michael denton · October 1, 2011
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  • Victoria C.
    Delicious gluten free raspberry financier
    Victoria Chalk · June 25, 2014
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  • Lettuce D.
    Ice coffee is perfect here
    Lettuce Dine · July 20, 2015
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  • Shanghao Z.
    Its espresso is fabulous.
    Shanghao Zhong · December 3, 2014
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  • Taylor B.
    Currently the best coffee in NYC.
    Taylor Baldwin · January 1, 2012
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  • Serena B.
    Ginger Chocolate Scone. Beyond.
    Serena B. · October 30, 2011
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  • eatwords d.
    Check in while you wait on a quickly moving line.
    eatwords drinkstars · May 18, 2013
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  • Kata T.
    Best gluten free pastries ever!!
    Kata T · August 31, 2013
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  • Conrad Z.
    Excellent cortado
    Conrad Z · April 19, 2015
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  • R
    Solid iced coffee.
    R · August 25, 2012
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  • Stephen Y.
    Best coffee in LES
    Stephen Yang · November 6, 2012
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  • Heather B.
    Fantastic lattes.
    Heather Breene · December 9, 2012
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  • Siovonne
    Amazing coffee.
    Siovonne · September 12, 2014
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  • Remington G.
    the pastries at this one.
    Remington Guest · September 23, 2011
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  • Francis G.
    Coffee duh
    Francis Gulotta · June 27, 2015
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