Cafe Grumpy

Cafe Grumpy

Coffee Shop
13 Essex St (btwn Hester & Canal St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Hours:
Closed until 7:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 7:30 AM–6:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.7/10

Based on 130 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Veloci N.
    Best drip and cold brewed coffee in NYC so far(2 Tips)
    Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    Heartbreaker blend(2 Tips)
    Andrew T.
    Try the iced latte with an extra shot of espresso.(8 Tips)
    Raja H.
    Great coffee and excellent rotating selection of pastries.(7 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • café
  • pastries
  • heartbreaker
  • gluten-free food
  • great value
  • coconut macaroons
  • scones
  • trendy
  • casual
  • milk
  • staff
  • fruit
  • baked goods
  • brussel sprouts
  • focaccia bread
  • raspberry
  • walnuts
  • blue cheese
  • cranberries
  • Conrad Z.

    Excellent cortado

    Conrad Z · April 19
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  • Shanghao Z.

    Its espresso is fabulous.

    Shanghao Zhong · December 3, 2014
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  • Siovonne

    Amazing coffee.

    Siovonne · September 12, 2014
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  • Genevieve L.

    Their bakery closed! Most heartbreaking news of my weekend.

    Genevieve L. · September 8, 2014
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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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  • Victoria C.

    Delicious gluten free raspberry financier

    Victoria Chalk · June 25, 2014
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  • Thomas K.

    Great coffee. The most convenient cafe for me ever! Some lactose free milk and (my) coffee life would be perfect.

    Thomas Kossa · November 8, 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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  • Kata T.

    Best gluten free pastries ever!!

    Kata T · August 31, 2013
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  • Jenny L.

    Their iced lattes are oh so smooth and creamy!

    Jenny L · July 12, 2013
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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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  • Nicole B.

    Gluten-free financiers with assorted fruit pairings are everything

    Nicole Bacchus · May 24, 2013
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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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  • 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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  • Saba D.

    The Brussels sprouts, cranberry, walnut, blue cheese focaccia is amazing!

    Saba Dilawari · May 1, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Heather B.

    Fantastic lattes.

    Heather Breene · December 9, 2012
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  • Stephen Y.

    Best coffee in LES

    Stephen Yang · November 6, 2012
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  • R

    Solid iced coffee.

    R · August 25, 2012
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • <:3 )~~

    Come in for a coffee tasting flight - taste 3 coffees in individual French presses.

    <:3 )~~ · May 8, 2012
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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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  • Andrew M.

    Great place hard to find but worth it

    Andrew May · April 12, 2012
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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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  • Veloci N.

    Best drip and cold brewed coffee in NYC so far

    Veloci Napper · February 4, 2012
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  • Taylor B.

    Currently the best coffee in NYC.

    Taylor Baldwin · January 1, 2012
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  • Alan Z.

    Hazelnut brownie is the one to get.

    Alan Zakheim · December 2, 2011
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  • Serena B.

    Ginger Chocolate Scone. Beyond.

    Serena B. · October 30, 2011
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  • michael d.

    Get any scone.... So tasty

    michael denton · October 1, 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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  • Remington G.

    the pastries at this one.

    Remington Guest · September 23, 2011
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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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  • Derek J.

    Ask for a double-macc. Stunning! Danielle and Tommy are super friendly!

    Derek Jenkins · July 23, 2011
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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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  • Timothy A.

    Get the pastries. They're made fresh right next door each day.

    Timothy Appnel · June 19, 2011
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