Culture Espresso

Culture Espresso

72 W 38th St (at 6th Ave.), New York, NY 10018, United States
Hours:
Open until 7:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.3/10

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  • Paull Y.

    Far & away the best coffee in midtown. Owned & operated by Aussies. Try a Flat White.

    Paull Young · March 18, 2010
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  • kenyatta c.

    The cookies are fresh baked behind the counter and are surprisingly delicious.

    kenyatta cheese · November 24, 2010
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  • Dean M.

    the Intelligentsia espresso if fantastic: rich, bursting with fruit afternotes. Pairs well with their blackberry and mango muffins ... nom nom

    Dean McRobie · August 3, 2009
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  • T.S. K.

    Appropriate name. Culture is the perfect respite from the cultural wasteland between Penn Station (34th)and Times Square. Make it a ritual stop. Read more

    T.S. Kelly · March 8, 2010
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  • Jenna W.

    Protip: Time your visit for the late afternoon when they've just pulled out a sheet of fresh chocolate chip cookies out of the oven. Warning: You may die of happiness.

    Jenna Wortham  · May 10, 2012
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  • Eugene T.

    Thank God for Culture Espresso Bar.

    Eugene Tsay · January 27, 2012
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  • Tony X.

    This place is great if you want to read overly redundant tips about the damn flat whites and chocolate chip cookies... When you're done with that crap, just get a machiato and enjoy the hipster music.

    Tony Xerray · January 7, 2013
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Figgy

    Foodspotting · January 12, 2011
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  • Cassel K.

    Try the Flat White - Rich & smooth. The perfect drink to get your caffeine levels back up.

    Cassel Kroll · November 10, 2011
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  • Denis S.

    All the pastries are amazeballs.

    Denis Sosnovtsev · February 15, 2013
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  • Laughing Squid

    Try the flat white, our personal favorite.

    Laughing Squid · August 12, 2011
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  • The W.

    order any coffee at all. espresso and iced variety are stunning

    The Whipster · August 25, 2009
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  • Peter S.

    Warm cookies #ftw

    Peter Scordo · April 8, 2014
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  • Serious Eats

    A fabulous espresso bar with some fine sandwich options on the chalkboard menu, located amidst the bustle of West 38th Street.

    Serious Eats · March 19, 2013
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  • Adela M.

    If you haven't had their chocolate chip cookie you are missing out

    Adela Mou · November 8, 2012
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  • Sebastien C.

    Best cookies ever!

    Sebastien Chalmeton · July 19, 2011
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  • Rebecca S.

    Cappuccino's actually have cocoa on top! This truly is good coffee! Read more

    Rebecca Sleeman · March 2, 2010
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  • Denis S.

    I love Culture but I'd recommend you avoid the drip coffee. It's unspectacular. On the flip side, the best latte I've had in my life was made here.

    Denis Sosnovtsev · May 21, 2013
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  • Ben D.

    Rotating cast of roasts, and consistently great coffee (I've encountered Counter Culture, Intelligentsia, Stumptown, and now Sightglass). These guys are heroes for bringing non-generic to midtown.

    Ben D · October 25, 2012
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  • Steve E.

    The chocolate chip cookies are the best on earth. No lie.

    Steve Elliott · March 19, 2012
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  • Mike B.

    Get the flat white. I promise I'm not racist.

    Mike Byhoff · December 20, 2011
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  • CM S.

    can't beat the chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven. the figgy sandwich is also delicious!

    CM S · September 30, 2011
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  • Carmen d.

    Beautiful, cozy space in an otherwise drab/touristy part of town, awesome LP selection, decent sandwiches/pastries but most importantly, killer Intellegencia bevies! Read more

    Carmen da Silva · August 15, 2011
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  • Marloes H.

    Order an iced slow coffee and oh, do try the cranberry mango bran. So good

    Marloes Haarsma · September 7, 2013
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  • Maggie L.

    A refuge in the abyss of good coffeeshops (aka midtown). Their chocolate chip cookies are to die for - giving Le Vain a run for their money with their gooey centers and crispy edges.

    Maggie Liu · July 22, 2013
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  • D B.

    Coffees great. Staffs extremely standoffish and rude. Ruins experience.

    D Block · May 31, 2013
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  • Chris G.

    Uncommon personality and quality for this part of town.

    Chris Giliberti · March 7, 2013
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  • Ernst-Jan P.

    Hit this bar, then enjoy your coffee in Bryant Park.

    Ernst-Jan Pfauth · September 22, 2012
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  • Lauren G.

    Cold brew coffee, home-made cookies, and beards. A little piece of brooklyn in midtown.

    Lauren Gilchrist · July 27, 2012
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  • Daniel B.

    If you have an extra minute ask them to make your coffee with a chemex, less acidity without sacrificing flavor.

    Daniel Benetti · January 17, 2012
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  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide

    Just off 6th Ave, the stools in the full-front window provide a view of Garment District workers and tourists, while you enjoy a well-crafted espresso or pourover along w/ a Scratchbread scone.

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  • Alex K.

    Best espresso in midtown

    Alex Kim · November 8, 2011
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  • Andrea B.

    Best coffee in the area... Get a flat white! Yummy!!! Pastries are so good too!!

    Andrea Barrezueta · January 27, 2011
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  • Leah L.

    They have a seasonal maple cappuccino which is absolutely delicious! And their chocolate chip cookies - fresh out of the oven, gooey in all the right places, decadent and sweet and sinful - yum.

    Leah Li · December 11, 2014
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  • Francesca V.

    I just paid 3$ for the worst espresso of my life and I had to write it somewhere. Per tutti gli italiani in cerca di un caffè, cercate ancora!

    Francesca Vitello · November 9, 2014
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  • Bruno Z.

    If you're looking for a beverage that will give you neurological disorders, involuntary twitches and superhuman abilities, then order the Nitro cold brew.

    Bruno Zalum · August 29, 2014
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  • Martin K.

    Great coffee, great crowd. Wifi password: 2123020200

    Martin K · December 30, 2013
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  • .oo.

    Obnoxiously loud music, pretentious staff, long lines but hey, the coffee is good so what can you do.

    .oo. · September 26, 2013
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  • Find a Coffice

    WiFi was acting up on our last visit, but the pour over and green tea cookie were delicious. The vibe is great, but the space is limited, making this a perfect spot for a quick stop between meetings.

    Find a Coffice · May 3, 2013
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  • Brandie H.

    Fantastic gluten free chocolate, pecan, coconut cookie. Yum.

    Brandie Heinel · February 16, 2013
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  • Sarah C.

    Everyone that works there is presh, and the Kyoto iced coffee is delicious!

    Sarah Caliendo · June 11, 2012
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  • CM S.

    Get the figgy sandwich (prosciutto, goat cheese, arugula, and fig spread on baguette) mmm...

    CM S · September 30, 2011
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  • Joseph L.

    Iced tea FTW

    Joseph L · August 3, 2011
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  • Dan F.

    Amazing fresh baked cookies.

    Dan Ferris · July 20, 2011
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  • Linds P.

    One size fits all at this quaint shop in Midtown. Some of the best espresso in NYC.

    Linds Panther · February 18, 2011
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  • Sabrina F.

    Smooth espresso, tasty sandwiches and quite possibly one of the best chocolate chip cookies in the city.

    Sabrina F · June 5, 2010
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  • sheryl

    try a cortado to stay. enjoy listening to the baristas' (Aussie?) accents. pretend you're not in midtown but are in fact somewhere much more your speed.

    sheryl · January 18, 2010
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  • Eng.A7mad

    Heavenly cookies, and espresso , it is a real NYC jewel

    Eng.A7mad · December 23, 2014
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  • Dan S.

    Keep looking. Hard to find. Not on corner. It's worth it.

    Dan S · December 22, 2014
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  • Harumi U.

    If iced coffee is your thing, try Kyoto. It is really good

    Harumi U · November 29, 2014
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