Ninth Street Espresso

Coffee Shop$$$$
Chelsea, New York
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  • Robbie S.
    "Get the cold brew, or a 9 espresso with milk."(6 Tips)
    Leslie G.
    "best coffee in NYC, by far"(3 Tips)
    Erin O.
    "Best espresso drinks in NYC!"(46 Tips)
    Gretchen
    "You can't go wrong with the cold brewed, iced coffee."(7 Tips)
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  • May ♍.
    May ♍July 17, 2016
    Mind blowing espressos⚠ Cappuccinos and lattes boast lovely designs made with perfect silky micro foam. Too bad I don't live in NYC, otherwise this would surely be my morning coffee stop😊
  • Alex G.
    Alex GarciaOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Best cold brew... I much prefer the taste and price of the cold brew iced coffee here, compared to Blue Bottle down the street. Baristas here are efficient and friendly too.
  • Journey City Guides
    The pioneers of specialty coffee in NYC and the US. This location is also home to their roasting facility which you can visit
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Def the best place for a latte in the neighborhood. Def don't bother with any other place in the market. I love Joe's as a spot but the coffee tastes so much better here. Cash only.
  • Patrick R.
    Patrick ReillySeptember 18, 2011
    Cash only! You're not lost, it's inside Chelsea market. Solid baristas, perfect pull on espresso, but they're working with lighter roast beans, which makes for a sweeter, greener tasting coffee.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 18, 2011
    Inside the popular Chelsea Market, this coffee shop makes a great latte and is in a great atmosphere to sit and take in the surrounding sights.
  • Gretchen
    GretchenNovember 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    You can't go wrong with the cold brewed, iced coffee. Grab a coffee punch card and get your 10th drink free.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their latte, made with 3 perfectly pulled espresso shots standard, is rich and smooth, my favorite in the city.
  • Sage
    SageSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite coffee in the city. The espresso drinks are just perfect.
  • Jeanette W.
    Jeanette WongMarch 4, 2012
    Hey, Chelsea Market has some amazing espresso. Don't get your cappuccino or latte anywhere else, just stop by the counter of Ninth Street.
  • Meg R.
    Meg RobertsonApril 23, 2012
    In the middle of Chelsea Market, so you can usually never find a place to sit. If you're walking through, this is an excellent place to stop for an espresso!
  • Percolate
    PercolateJune 19, 2012
    This Ninth Street location is buried deep inside Chelsea Market. Maybe the best cup in the city and the beans are great too.
  • Percolate
    PercolateMarch 17, 2012
    For awhile the company was working out of the Google building and this was an amazing spot to have just outside. Maybe the best espresso in the city. The beans are a great bet too.
  • Vianney B.
    Vianney BrandicourtMarch 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    > The espresso, macchiato, and cappuccino are out of this world.> It's best to avoid weekends and peak hours (right after lunch) if you don't want to wait in line.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BowenNovember 25, 2014
    Great coffee, cool location inside Chelsea Market, cash only, free wifi, but no real seating apart from a stone bench.
  • Bowery Kitchen Supplies
    Bowery Kitchen SuppliesOctober 17, 2011
    A great spot for someone who needs a fast caffeine fix as well as true coffee lovers who take their time to enjoy the beverage!
  • Kate G.
    Kate GomesMay 2, 2015
    One of the best coffee places we found in New York . Usually a long (and slow) line, but worth it
  • Tina W.
    Tina WongJanuary 10, 2012
    Thank goodness this exists within Chelsea Market for a pick-me-up cup of coffee or espresso. I tend to order their cappuccino.
  • Maxine F.
    Maxine FriedmanAugust 14, 2011
    Coffee. Large. Half/half and one raw sugar. I average 2-3 cups a week here. Love the staff because they love my son. Don't reheat in the microwave - the cup burns.
  • Eleanna B.
    Best cappuccino I had in NYC, plus they have milk alternatives (oat milk, soy)!
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuAugust 30, 2014
    Espresso with milk, so creamy. Pricey and crowded though. Welcome to Chelsea Market.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer ChuOctober 2, 2011
    Good coffee, testy service. Careful ordering 2 different sizes of the same drink. You might get admonished into getting 2 of the same sizes because it is "easier".
  • Cheeky jess✈
    Cheeky jess✈October 8, 2013
    They make some solid expresso here! Cuz this is in America where a lotta coffees taste like water... You gotta know where to pick the good stuff.
  • Brad M.
    Brad MaceJuly 23, 2013
    Espresso and lovely cappuccino, drip and beans too.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJanuary 18, 2012
    "It's just the best coffee ever" says actor Will Ferrell. Ferrell & his wife love getting coffee here in Chelsea market. Read more on MetroFocus Read more
  • Steve K.
    Steve KirkhamOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Latte in Manhattan. Head next door to Amy's Bread and grab a cheese biscuit to go with it.
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerFebruary 2, 2016
    Respite for the weary. When you're fed up with showing the out-of-towners Chelsea Market, reward yourself with a macchiato.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 17, 2013
    Rich, nuanced espresso, either alone or in beautiful coffee drinks.
  • Sam E.
    Sam EMay 20, 2013
    The iced coffee is cold brewed and has very nice hints of rich dark chocolate.
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroApril 11, 2015
    Grab a coffee and sit at the window and people watch. ☕️ Cash only.
  • Michael F.
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzSeptember 27, 2015
    Solid well brewed Latte here, expertly crafted strong and tasty
  • MrsCorkster
    MrsCorksterFebruary 1, 2015
    Cash only. Strong coffee, good for sipping while staring hungrily at all the food options.
  • Cameron G.
    Cameron GidariMarch 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The espresso with milk is heaven.
  • Don C.
    Don CadoraJanuary 17, 2012
    Good cheap cup of specialty coffee. Fairly light roast and pretty consistent. Surly service? For surl.
  • Nicky K.
    Nicky K.April 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's ridiculously hard to find a good coffee for $2 or less around here. Wish the lunch card was for drop coffee.
  • Robbie S.
    Robbie SironOctober 27, 2015
    Get the cold brew, or a 9 espresso with milk.
  • Mark R.
    Mark RussellJuly 8, 2010
    Kiwis in NYC despair for good coffee. After two weeks here we gave praise to all the gods for this place. Simply wonderful and fabulously friendly staff.
  • narni
    narniAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    the beans are a special roast by intelligentsia -- it's lovely! order a lb at the cafe and get a free iced coffee.
  • Glen G.
    Glen GreerJuly 27, 2010
    Amazing espresso. Took the advice and ditched the take away cup for a real espresso cup. Awesome.
  • Vinicius P.
    Vinicius PontesMarch 27, 2014
    One of the best expressos I ever tryed!
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LamJuly 28, 2012
    Great coffee. It can get pretty busy though.
  • Erica
    EricaMarch 2, 2013
    My favorite coffee in Manhattan. Mornings would be incomplete without it.
  • Kenton W.
    Kenton WongSeptember 18, 2012
    Great stop at the market for a pick-me-up
  • Brittney J.
    Brittney JoyceJanuary 15, 2014
    The espresso with milk is divine!
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TongJanuary 29, 2014
    Mocha is made with perfection!
  • Jakob K.
    Jakob KahlenMay 20, 2012
    The 'Three' is like a Cortado. Perfect size.
  • isaac b.
    isaac budmenNovember 15, 2012
    Only $4.00 for one of the best lattes in Lower Manhattan!
  • Jef W.
    Jef WegNovember 1, 2014
    Amazing espressos, don't miss it if you love coffee
  • Simon L.
    Simon LazenbyAugust 23, 2012
    If this place didn't exist there would be tears, why can't more Americans make cawafee? Should be Google bookmarked for all Australians - friendly team of hipster New Yorkers
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelAugust 8, 2016
    Good coffee but crowded since its in Chelsea market
  • matthew a.
    matthew andersonOctober 23, 2009
    Absolutely the best espresso I've ever had. Skip the coffee and go with a macchiato or a cappuccino. You won't regret it.
  • Allermanger
    AllermangerMarch 12, 2015
    Their espresso with milk is bomb-diggity
  • Cliff C.
    Cliff C.August 13, 2012
    Small cup of coffee comes with bean purchase!
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WFebruary 5, 2012
    Best latte in the city. Bar none. Yes, seriously.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GravenerSeptember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for the espresso with soy.
  • Ramiro F.
    Ramiro Ferrer LavalleNovember 21, 2010
    Very good espresso, but don't expect Italy-like coffee anywhere in New York.
  • Martin S.
    Martin SmithJune 10, 2016
    Finest coffee I've ever tasted... Love this place!
  • Alex C.
    Alex CompanioniOctober 19, 2014
    Just go straight for the espresso. Amazing.
  • Tim S.
    Tim SheyMay 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for a 6oz cappuccino if you want a little less milk.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromMay 2, 2011
    Serious drinks. Beans custom roast by Intelligentsia. But old school to go cup lids.
  • Dan
    DanNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    the baristas r good classic ie tatood/young/richkidz but the coffee is not so good. dubspot n cafe grumpy nearby hav better roast beans. too back 9th got rid of stumptown beans cause their own suck.
  • Elena F.
    Elena FreedomMarch 7, 2016
    The best espresso I've ever tasted!
  • Alex 2.
    Alex 2ruLNovember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best espresso In NY like in Italy☕
  • Greg M.
    Greg MacDonaldDecember 3, 2015
    Limited menu, but all excellent choices.
  • ny400e
    ny400eFebruary 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want to drink cheaper coffee here, you can order small coffee for $1.50.
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaApril 16, 2016
    Despite having espresso in the name, very little knowledge on what an espresso should taste like. Overly acidic.
  • RenatoNYC ..
    RenatoNYC .February 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    On Tuesdays they take $2 off their awesome coffee bags + a free cup if you're nice.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LNovember 18, 2014
    love the soy latte :) so good!!!!
  • JR N.
    JR NewMay 31, 2014
    Minimalistic space, good coffee!
  • Bruno B.
    Bruno BelcastroMarch 11, 2013
    Their espresso macchiato is heaven
  • chris c.
    chris campJanuary 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    I wouldn't say they have the best coffee in NYC but they definitely have the wake you upiest coffee I've had
  • Cat L.
    Cat LoOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    My fav coffee flavor in the whole city
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelFebruary 2, 2016
    Still my favorite espresso in the city
  • Ben H.
    Ben HuffOctober 21, 2014
    Folks, swipe right on this espresso it's better than your best tinder date
  • Aidan R.
    Aidan RodgersNovember 25, 2011
    Great coffee ruined by pretentious staff..
  • Fran P.
    Fran PrattSeptember 17, 2010
    I have searched New York and this is the best coffee I have found. Makes me homesick for Melbourne.
  • Kinjil M.
    Kinjil MathurApril 4, 2016
    Free cup of coffee with purchase of bag of beans.
  • Jin M.
    Jin MoonSeptember 5, 2016
    Their espresso is good but they only take cash.
  • JP S.
    JP SeralDecember 2, 2015
    Try the cold brew.
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WOctober 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    favorite cappuccino in the city
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 22, 2011
    Owner Ken Nye is often credited as the first person to bring serious coffee to New York City in 2001.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhJanuary 4, 2015
    They make a killer latte
  • Mohsin K.
    Mohsin KhanOctober 15, 2013
    Cappucino was awesome.. Coffee cloud 9
  • Achim H.
    Achim HeppNovember 4, 2011
    Get the Cappuchino! It's awesome! Trust me. :)
  • AEG
    AEGSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Much better tasting Americano coffee than Starbucks
  • Yael C.
    Yael CesarkasJuly 28, 2013
    BEST COFFEE AROUND. No doubt.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonAugust 25, 2015
    Nice staff and great coffee
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie ShermanDecember 27, 2013
    They make a great flat white!
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RochaJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing coffee, but they need better plastic lids.
  • RenatoNYC ..
    RenatoNYC .February 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wait until Tuesdays to buy a coffee bag. $2 off + a free coffee!
  • Christen D.
    Christen DuongJune 21, 2011
    The rare coffeeshop that pours a mean skim cap.
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PaulSeptember 21, 2011
    They do cold brew coffee from what I was told
  • Mark H.
    Mark HSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Get in line (esp on weekends)
  • Jason S.
    Jason SpeenburghSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Brilliant coffee, awesome staff.
  • anthony G.
    anthony G.May 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    QUICK espresso pick me ups... 😎
  • chuego
    chuegoMarch 2, 2012
    Ok, this is a real cappuccino, trust me, I'm Italian
  • Eddy P.
    Eddy ParkAugust 24, 2012
    Enjoying a divine cappuccino from here.
  • Richard T.
    Richard TitusJanuary 2, 2011
    One of the best macchiato's NYC has to offer!
  • Damian C.
    Damian ClaassensMay 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Staff are friendly, regulars often score a free cup!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MaloneNovember 17, 2011
    Order it to stay! Tastes even better when served in a cup.
  • Kosuke H.
    Kosuke HataJanuary 12, 2011
    The macchiato cups are small. The latte cups are not. Yet the caffeine quantity is the same.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly ClarkeNovember 24, 2015
    They do a flat white
  • Christophe J.
    Christophe JammetSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    decent cortado! wish they took plastic though... Read more
  • Neville K.
    Neville KadwaMay 17, 2013
    Love the americano
  • Neel B.
    Neel BhargavaJuly 3, 2013
    6oz is perfect
  • Chris B.
    Chris BoyleOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best coffee I've ever had.
  • .
    .August 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Best soy cappuccino you could imagine!
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCFebruary 7, 2014
    One of the original,
  • K. M.
    K. MkSeptember 3, 2014
    Cappuccino was yum.
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PharoJuly 22, 2015
    Great drip coffee
  • Hafis I.
    Hafis IsmailJune 5, 2015
    best cold coffee...
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrinceOctober 18, 2012
    Excellent coffee
  • Ella H.
    Ella HaizlipNovember 13, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    I always get the cappuccino. I love it and I'm not a coffee fan.
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonApril 8, 2012
    great cappucino
  • Conor O.
    Conor OgleApril 13
    "Espresso with Milk"...
  • Cihan Y.
    Cihan YılmazJuly 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee i've ever tasted.
  • Becky G.
    Becky GoldenFebruary 23, 2014
    Cappuccino yum.
  • Isabella L.
    Isabella LauDecember 4, 2012
    Free wifi (Meatpacking/Chelsea)
  • Maaike B.
    Maaike BrinkhofJune 7, 2015
    Nice coffee!
  • Deniz S.
    Deniz SFebruary 11, 2014
    Great espressooooo
  • Kseniya D.
    Kseniya DJune 24, 2010
    So far the best coffee I ever had !
  • Max L.
    Max LinpossibleAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cash only.
  • Sherry O.
    Sherry OAugust 1, 2011
    Iced coffee here is amazing!
  • GNTLMN
    GNTLMNJuly 26, 2012
    Great cappuccino. Fred Wilson
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'DeaAugust 26, 2016
    iced coffee
  • dawn.in.newyork
    dawn.in.newyorkJanuary 17, 2015
    Cash Only dude.
  • Erin O.
    Erin O'BrienOctober 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best espresso drinks in NYC!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HowellsApril 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Potentially the best coffee I have had in NYC...
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenMarch 4, 2013
    Good coffee here.
  • Tony F.
    Tony FDecember 7, 2011
    Damn good cup of joe
  • Cihan Y.
    Cihan YılmazMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It's not coffee, it's art.
  • Christine L.
    Christine LeeFebruary 15, 2016
    Cash only.
  • Nikhil V.
    Nikhil VartySeptember 7, 2016
    Espressos...
  • K.C. B.
    K.C. BatemanJune 22, 2010
    Best latte and americano in NYC
  • Keiko U.
    Keiko UraguchiMarch 15, 2012
    Cash only!
  • tatiana g.
    tatiana gonzalezSeptember 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    favorite iced latte
  • Glenn B.
    Glenn BarnardApril 13, 2011
    Very friendly staff.
  • Marcel K.
    Marcel KornblumJanuary 20, 2012
    Girls wearing hats make you good coffees
  • Glenn B.
    Glenn BarnardMarch 3, 2011
    Iced coffee is delicious
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BakerJanuary 22, 2010
    Only some of the best espresso in NY.
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'DeaJanuary 6, 2012
    Beware the Longshoreman
  • Toby P.
    Toby PadillaJuly 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Iced coffee helps you survive the ass weather.
  • Evan O.
    Evan OrenstenDecember 24, 2009
    Coffee is very good, service surly
  • Leslie G.
    Leslie GittessOctober 28, 2009
    best coffee in NYC, by far
  • YUTAKA S.
    YUTAKA SANODecember 6, 2010
    I'm at Ninth st Espresso
  • Giordano C.
    Giordano ContestabileDecember 29, 2009
    I'm Italian.The espresso here tastes like Turkish coffee.Argh
  • Enrique G.
    Al fin un cafe europeo buenísimo para tomarse un min de relax genial y ademas en taza de cafe!!
  • Ekaterina K.
    Ekaterina KurashevaOctober 24, 2014
    Однозначно самый любимый Латте!
  • Luiz F.
    Luiz FerreiraDecember 12, 2014
    O melhor expresso de Ny
  • Anna P.
    Anna PeskovaApril 9, 2016
    очень вкусный капучино
  • Eunyoung R.
    Eunyoung RohOctober 15, 2013
    여기 라떼 완전 맛있다한국에서 좋아하던 폴 바셋이랑 비슷행ㅎㅎㅎ
  • Игорь С.
    Прсредственный эспрессо.
  • Ryan Y.
    Ryan YooAugust 28
    급하게 마셔서 충분히즐기지 못했다
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