Cafe Grumpy

Cafe Grumpy

Coffee Shop$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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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
  • Amy L.
    Amy LiuJuly 6, 2014
    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.
  • Louis B.
    Louis BruscoMay 28, 2012
    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)
  • Raja H.
    Raja HAugust 19, 2012
    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
  • Metromix
    MetromixJuly 27, 2011
    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
  • Tom
    TomNovember 8, 2013
    Great coffee. The most convenient cafe for me ever! Some lactose free milk and (my) coffee life would be perfect.
  • For The Makers
    For The MakersSeptember 25, 2011
    Strong, tasty coffee and super nice staff but no seating inside so make sure you are on your way to someplace awesome.
  • Elton W.
    Elton WJune 4, 2012
    The coconut macaroons are to die for! The extra lemon zesty kick makes a great pair with a large coffee.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 17, 2013
    This mini-chain of cafes is a spot for excellent coffee and baked goods.
  • 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
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew T.April 23, 2013
    Try the iced latte with an extra shot of espresso. I think you'll love it!
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob ForsterJuly 4, 2015
    It's extremely small and there's no seating but their iced mocha was one of the best I have ever had!
  • Damian P.
    Damian POctober 11, 2013
    Smooth beans & perfectly steamed milk. You won't be disappointed with the coffee here!
  • Gary W.
    Gary WestbyJuly 3, 2011
    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?
  • 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.
  • Ethikus
    EthikusApril 29, 2012
    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
  • <:3 )~~
    <:3 )~~May 8, 2012
    Come in for a coffee tasting flight - taste 3 coffees in individual French presses.
  • Derek J.
    Derek JenkinsJuly 23, 2011
    Ask for a double-macc. Stunning! Danielle and Tommy are super friendly!
  • Saba D.
    Saba DilawariMay 1, 2013
    The Brussels sprouts, cranberry, walnut, blue cheese focaccia is amazing!
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiApril 11, 2013
    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.
  • Leitha M.
    Leitha MatzMarch 2, 2013
    They use Battenkill Dairy milk in their lattes. So creamy and delicious.
  • Nina L.
    Nina LoSchiavoFebruary 2
    While cafe grumpy serves a strong and nutty-delicious espresso shot their prices make me grumpy.
  • Shely S.
    Shely SalemniaMarch 11, 2013
    Come here for a solid cup of coffee--and you won't feel grumpy anymore!
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaSeptember 8, 2015
    They rotate the beans used for the cold brew
  • Timothy A.
    Timothy AppnelJune 19, 2011
    Get the pastries. They're made fresh right next door each day.
  • Veloci N.
    Veloci NapperFebruary 4, 2012
    Best drip and cold brewed coffee in NYC so far
  • Courtney B.
    Best coffee shop in the area.
  • Chelsea P.
    Chelsea ParksMay 10, 2013
    If you don't get a cheddar scallion biscuit here then you're just an idiot.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BirchMarch 3, 2012
    This Grumpy location is decidedly less grumpy, feel free to smile when ordering.
  • Genevieve L.
    Genevieve L.September 8, 2014
    Their bakery closed! Most heartbreaking news of my weekend.
  • Alan Z.
    Alan ZakheimDecember 2, 2011
    Hazelnut brownie is the one to get.
  • Victoria C.
    Victoria ChalkJune 25, 2014
    Delicious gluten free raspberry financier
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BacchusMay 24, 2013
    Gluten-free financiers with assorted fruit pairings are everything
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MayApril 12, 2012
    Great place hard to find but worth it
  • michael d.
    michael dentonOctober 1, 2011
    Get any scone.... So tasty
  • Lettuce D.
    Lettuce DineJuly 20, 2015
    Ice coffee is perfect here
  • Kata T.
    Kata TAugust 31, 2013
    Best gluten free pastries ever!!
  • Conrad Z.
    Conrad ZApril 19, 2015
    Excellent cortado
  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BaldwinJanuary 1, 2012
    Currently the best coffee in NYC.
  • Shanghao Z.
    Shanghao ZhongDecember 3, 2014
    Its espresso is fabulous.
  • Serena B.
    Serena B.October 30, 2011
    Ginger Chocolate Scone. Beyond.
  • Stephen Y.
    Stephen YangNovember 6, 2012
    Best coffee in LES
  • Siovonne
    SiovonneSeptember 12, 2014
    Amazing coffee.
  • eatwords d.
    Check in while you wait on a quickly moving line.
  • R
    RAugust 25, 2012
    Solid iced coffee.
  • Francis G.
    Francis GulottaJune 27, 2015
    Coffee duh
  • Remington G.
    Remington GuestSeptember 23, 2011
    the pastries at this one.
  • Heather B.
    Heather BreeneDecember 9, 2012
    Fantastic lattes.
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