Gorilla Coffee

Gorilla Coffee

(Now Closed)
Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
North Slope, Brooklyn
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  • Locallectual
    LocallectualJune 25, 2012
    Fun Park Slope local coffee shop and roastery. Delicious, strong cold-brew on a hot summer day. Smooth and sweet, perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Locally-made pastries too. Eat Local Brooklyn! Read more
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    One of the first specialty roasters in NYC, this Park Slope, Brooklyn shop has been overshadowed by the flood of new coffee of late but will be coming back strong w/ a Gowanus roastery this year. Read more
  • Find a Coffice
    Find a CofficeApril 17, 2013
    Great coffee and plenty of space to set up shop. The vibe is lively, so if you are planning to stay for a while and get some work done, you should probably bring your headphones. Read more
  • Devart
    DevartApril 21, 2013
    Nice crowd of people. Got their China Long Jing Green Tea, talk about hot... Tried their apple danish; which one of their many pastry selections. It was delicious. Would definitely go back again.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HurstJanuary 22, 2013
    I usually prefer small cafes, but this coffeehouse has earned it's reputation among the best in NYC. I usually grab a bag of beans to take home when I visit Gorilla Coffee.
  • Doraly P.
    Doraly PantaleonOctober 18, 2014
    Mocha latte with an extra shot is my fav! And maple latte available for the fall season! Really strong, great tasting coffee
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCJuly 26, 2011
    N-Sider Favorite: They have beans from all over the globe to choose from, ample seating, wi-fi,and a staff that really knows what they're doing; its a café that hits all the sweet spots.
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LeWinterJanuary 16, 2012
    My favorite coffee in the world. My wife and I have actually considered taking it with us abroad. Been in PS 9 years and would drink no other. Take some beans home to try.
  • Napua S.
    Napua S-GNovember 26, 2012
    The coffee place for coffee drinkers, specially if you are visiting from Europe and are used to strong stuff. Punk music and ska, so not a real relaxed ambiance
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatFebruary 27, 2014
    In the charming neighborhood of Park Slope, this coffee shop serves a strong espresso and fresh coffee beans to compliment your busy morning!
  • Matthew A.
    Matthew AndersonMarch 9, 2013
    With the mass of people, it has the vibe of an airport waiting area, substitute CNN for loud indie rock. Strong coffee, as they all say. No outlets for laptops. Wifi pass "k!ngkong".
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MoriniOctober 18, 2015
    My new neighbourhood coffee spot. The works are very nice and the coffee shop is every clean. Wifi password is at the register.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneDecember 16, 2012
    Excellent coffee, dark, strong, well-foamed milk at the right temperature. No extra charge for soy milk either. $3.50 for a small soy latte.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneDecember 17, 2012
    Strong coffee with robust flavor. No extra cost for soy milk so $3.50 for a small soy latte. Cosy seating and efficient but not super friendly service. Wifi.
  • Jen B.
    Jen BallOctober 2, 2011
    Gorilla gets No.1 in my book for the taste of the espresso. The apathetic, too-hip-to-serve-you vibe almost landed it in second. Almost. The coffee's that good.
  • Rachel Slurs
    Rachel SlursAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the baristas come off icy, but give it time. You'll break 'em in. The mocha, hot or iced is worth it.
  • Bryan P.
    Bryan PaceJune 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try to grab a seat on the outside red benches with a friend and a coffee of your choice to relax as Park Slope passes by.
  • Royce W.
    Royce WynnFebruary 10, 2016
    Coffee is good, nice comfortable set up. Lots of chairs and tables, you won't be crouched.
  • Maureen B.
    Maureen BonsignoreApril 3, 2015
    The maple lattes are the perfect midday treat. They offer soy for those of us who arent cow-milk friendly.
  • rosie (.
    rosie (siman) yakobNovember 2, 2012
    Their maple latte is the perfect fall drink. In the neighborhood bc of Sandy but sad this place isn't by my real apartment!
  • Alex D.
    Alex DamashekAugust 28, 2011
    One of the better spots in Park Slope for a good, strong coffee. You can't go wrong with the maple latte either.
  • Akie B.
    Akie BermissJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    the Capps here are to die for. well worth the line or the wait. go after 6pm, and you'll not wait long.
  • Andy W.
    Andy WonMay 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    A large latte has the same amount of espresso as a small. So get a small or make sure to get an extra shot with your large.
  • Megan G.
    Megan GilbrideApril 29, 2016
    Great Latte, go for the large so you can have extra milk steamed to pillowy perfection
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoNovember 16, 2014
    A good place to stop in for a quick coffee or latte. Note that it gets pretty packed on weekends.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RichOctober 12, 2015
    Fantastic cortado. Probably don't bother with the chocolate chip oatmeal cookie; it looks better than it tastes.
  • Samuel O.
    Samuel OsorioApril 13, 2015
    Coffee is good, and staff is cool!, the only disadvantage is that you can't charge your laptop, they have locked outlets :(
  • Matt B.
    Matt BoggieJune 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Switched to pre packaged cold brew, so if you order an iced coffee, you get a tetrapak juice box with a plastic cap and a cup full of ice.
  • Brette C.
    Brette C. 😎🎶November 2, 2012
    Best strong coffee I ever had. No extra anything needed. The wait is worth it.
  • Jolie K.
    Jolie KuminJuly 2, 2011
    They've taken a lot of stuff off the menu since I've been here last :( but its still my favorite coffee place ever. Iced mocha is heaven in a cup.
  • rich m.
    rich masioJanuary 10, 2015
    I got a free cup of coffee for buying a bag of beans. A thick, tasty coffee.
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MitchellMay 16, 2010
    Best beans in the nabe as far as I can tell. Their house coffee will put hair on your chest. (that means it's strong) (but in a good way)
  • Kate
    KateNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Quintessential BK coffee place. Make sure you've eaten before drinking a tall black, or you'll get the shakes for sure.
  • Nikolas F.
    Nikolas FlorosMarch 22, 2015
    Great strong coffee of all varieties, but I was severely disappointed with the chai.
  • Phil V.
    Phil VelezSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The muffins in this place are just incredible. I sometimes come here just for them.
  • Marina Noelia C.
    Come here for work, coffee is great and wifi too. Not too sure about the snacks
  • Timmy S.
    Timmy SeoJune 16, 2016
    The owners are amazingly skilled. The espresso drink is just amazing. :)
  • Lauryn S.
    Lauryn ShoremasJune 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Talk to and tip your baristas they really are sweet and friendly!! DON'T FORGET TO TIP!!
  • Dustyn
    DustynSeptember 12, 2014
    Good strong coffee and good selection of pastries, especially muffins
  • Christina N.
    Christina NawabiApril 12, 2014
    Credit card minimum is $10. No outlets, but delicious lattes!
  • Bryan P.
    Bryan PaceJune 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I've never been given a bad recommendation by the staff when ordering whole beans for myself or as a gift.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 1, 2010
    Holy crowds Bat Man! However, if you need a STRONG pick-me-up, get a house coffee or their awesome iced coffee.
  • Adam
    AdamOctober 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Often go here to pickup beans to use at home. The Sumatran ones are particularly good. Had a latte here twice and both were awful so I stay away from those now.
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerMarch 9, 2016
    Fairly good coffee. Good for a morning meeting, as it doesn't get too crowded.
  • Masayuki Y.
    Masayuki YoshikawaJanuary 5, 2013
    Try the Macchiato - Little bit butter for me... But the taste was good.
  • Noah B.
    Noah BrierJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious coffee, but $4 for an iced coffee is a little extreme.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel StallworthMay 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the maple latte is great. it has a unique taste that isn't overpoweringly sweet Read more
  • Audrey M.
    Audrey MarshallFebruary 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wouldn't call it the best in BK, but their signature drink (the maple latte) is worth a trip.
  • Tim C.
    Tim CoxJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the pourover or espresso drink. Drip is pretty hard to drink.
  • Chad R.
    Chad RancourtJanuary 5, 2013
    Try the Earl Grey Tea - The tea is soooo good!
  • Isteak H.
    Isteak HossainDecember 9, 2014
    Excellent coffee, really strong so that is a plus!
  • Jessyca M.
    Jessyca MarieMay 23, 2013
    If it's maple, it's really subtle. Good regardless. Hot employees.
  • Mucous Lavender
    Mucous LavenderJune 7, 2012
    8 lucky children will find a golden gorilla pubis hidden in their cup of gorilla coffee or tea!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.November 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This coffee is STRONG and AMAZING. WI-FI pswrd is k!ngkong
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Free wifi. Coffee is more than worth it.
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintJuly 11, 2015
    Delicious coffee. Friendly service. Great space!
  • Ian S.
    Ian St. MartinJuly 28, 2011
    Delicious coffee. Gets crowded though, and filled with hipsters.
  • Ian Addison H.
    Ian Addison HallFebruary 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're in the mood for a snack, don't get it here, walk down the block to Blue Sky Bakery for an amazing muffin!
  • rich m.
    rich masioAugust 15, 2015
    Though my last tip said the coffee is good, I just ordered a $5 iced latte that was in an 8oz cup. Fail.
  • Mariu V.
    Mariu ValarezoNovember 27, 2016
    Hot chocolate + banana/chocolate cake 😋
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾September 4, 2014
    The staff was closing up but they happily sold me coffee. Super sweet crew.
  • KW.
    KW.October 27, 2012
    If you want a place where you can charge your phone/laptop....this is not it. There aren't any outlets!
  • Jason C.
    Jason ColucciMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Strongest coffee in the Slope. Been going since day 1. Shit show on weekends but weekdays seem to work out OK
  • Allison F.
    Allison F.December 3, 2012
    Good stuff but lame.that you can't use an outlet, especially that since I just spent $4 on a tea.
  • Allison F.
    Allison F.December 3, 2012
    Good stuff but lame.that you can't use an outlet, especially since I just spent $4 on a tea.
  • Sammi L.
    Sammi LimAugust 9, 2011
    Sorry, Blue Bottle still takes the cake. And speaking of cake, they could use a new supplier of baked goods!
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DMarch 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The chai tea is delightful!
  • Autumn R.
    Autumn RayneMay 10, 2015
    Maple latte and a raspberry peach muffin. Or just any cup of coffee
  • Bill H.
    Bill HartnettMarch 7, 2011
    The coffee was recommended as the best in the neighborhood. I concur!
  • Andy W.
    Andy WonOctober 14, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Strong like bull. Bring cash or friends you're willing to buy coffee for.
  • Jack A.
    Jack AponteMarch 15, 2010
    Asked whether their coffee is fair trade; turns out most is but their moving to direct trade, which I never even heard of but sounds possibly better. GTK!
  • Chloe R.
    Chloe RApril 15, 2015
    Good coffee, no pour overs though.
  • Robert U.
    Robert UnderwoodApril 13, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Come EARLY for jazz and conversation.
  • Julia H.
    Julia HeardMarch 18, 2012
    Good coffee but $4 for like 10 oz.... And surly baristas.
  • Bill H.
    Bill HartnettMarch 7, 2011
    The coffee was recommended as best in the neighborhood. I concur!
  • Juan C.
    Juan CruzSeptember 2, 2011
    Try the flying saucer way homely laid back environment
  • Robert D.
    Robert DeLangheSeptember 8, 2014
    Great staff, tasty coffee.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CoxMay 17, 2014
    Unimpressive, sour coffee with incredibly lax service.
  • eric m.
    eric mortensenNovember 9, 2010
    Best espresso roast in he city. Pick up a bag of beans roasted just 24 hours ago!
  • Mike S.
    Mike SeilbackAugust 27, 2013
    Not a big fan of the coffee itself. Very nutty flavor.
  • shauna
    shaunaSeptember 23, 2013
    Don't ever bother. There is abso no ambiance. They play horrible music so loud so their patrons don't hang about. The coffee is bitter and way too strong. What a shame.
  • Shah
    ShahSeptember 1, 2014
    Their coffee causes the best kind of heart attack.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MassoJune 4, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Best coffee in Park Slope.
  • P
    PAugust 18, 2014
    Iced americano BLACK! Hyper speed
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SavlovMarch 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee in Brooklyn Hands Down. Great staff as well
  • Devon S.
    Devon SmithApril 6, 2011
    Coffee's expensive but good. Wifi doesn't work. Not super cozy for working all day
  • David P.
    David PoynerApril 4, 2014
    Iced red eye for the perfect jolt on a warm day.
  • Amy C.
    Amy CaoDecember 4, 2011
    Try the Latte - Much-needed shot of caffeine.
  • Brianne S.
    Brianne SperberAugust 19, 2011
    No frills, great, strong coffee.
  • Craig T.
    Craig TurpinApril 14, 2012
    Get the maple latte its ape Shit crazy good
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaAugust 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Keep an eye out for limited edition beans
  • Gabriel R.
    Gabriel Ruas Santos-RochaSeptember 30, 2015
    Banana bread with coffee, yum!
  • TheBellaFiles I.
    TheBellaFiles IllyanaAugust 29, 2015
    It's always great!
  • cara p.
    cara protzkoJanuary 12, 2014
    Try the Blackout Doughnut - @doughnutplant w @chaistyle
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CaseyJuly 18, 2015
    Decent coffee, service was a bit bad. Unfortunate that they only accept cash.
  • Deborah A.
    Deborah Au-YeungJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Cold brew. Must do.
  • Andy W.
    Andy WilkeJanuary 17, 2015
    Great Cortado!
  • Kela W.
    Kela WalkerJune 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the delicious maple latte ICED
  • al v.
    al viciedoJuly 24, 2011
    Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal were spotted here getting coffee!
  • Baron O.
    Baron OjoghoApril 26, 2015
    Coffee tasted burnt on multiple occasions
  • Willem P.
    Willem PauwelsMay 6, 2016
    Le cadre est agréable , le café plutôt bon, l'accueil sympa et de jolis t-shirts et mugs
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