Roasting Plant Coffee

Roasting Plant Coffee

Coffee Shop · Lower East Side
81 Orchard St (btwn Grand & Broome St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Closed until 7:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–7:30 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–7:30 PM
$ $ $ $
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Outdoor Seating:

The ultimate coffee experience w/ fresh roasted and brewed to order coffee by the cup from single origin beans. Enjoy "the freshest cup of coffee" on the planet, taste “the best chocolate chip cookie in NYC” (as judged by Serious Eats NY) or nosh on our other onsite baked... (See all)


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    Vivienne G.
    "Get the Guatemalan Atilan San Lazaro."(2 Tips)
    Vivienne G.
    "their kick-ass coffees and watch the javabot machines"(2 Tips)
    Vivienne G.
    "Stick around and watch the beans transfer via pneumatic tubes."(2 Tips)
    Nina L.
    "Dope chocolate chip cookies and really solid espresso."(5 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • guatemalan
  • javabot
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • espresso
  • authentic
  • casual
  • homey
  • great value
  • good service
  • chai
  • wifi
  • hot caramel
  • House Blend
  • clean
  • vanilla
  • Anissa

    Coffee is pretty good but the unique javabot system is a sight to behold!

    Anissa · 3 weeks ago
  • Nina L.

    Dope chocolate chip cookies and really solid espresso. Tube to grinder system makes for a fun experience!

    Nina LoSchiavo · October 7
  • Sarah F.

    Great Chai too! Love this spot!

    Sarah Faber · August 30
  • Kal M.

    All the coffee!

    Kal Ma · August 18
  • Kate Y.

    They fresh brew every cup of coffee including an iced cup. They chill it in a coil iced bath which holds the flavor of the beans. Best iced cuppa on the block.

    Kate Yan · July 13
  • Collette S.

    A small, perfect coffee shop founded by a former Starbucks employee. Watch the coffee beans soar over your head and into your cup with their unique brewing method. And they can make any coffee iced!

    Collette S · June 5
  • Ben F.

    Great iced coffee and drip, both brewed to order.

    Ben Fishner · April 28
  • Molly S.

    Amazing, fresh coffee. Love watching the beans roasting!

    Molly Stoddart · April 27
  • Andrew F.

    Basically no seating, but nice little spot

    Andrew Furman · March 28
  • Andrew F.

    Watching the huge bean dispensers get refilled via this automated tube system is amazing.

    Andrew Furman · March 28
  • Kimmie O.

    They brew each cup of coffee when ordered. It's a fun process to watch. Love the hot chocolate & hot caramel 😍

    Kimmie Ohh · March 14
  • Chloe B.

    Watch your coffee beans travel across the room while u wait! Also the hot caramel (instead of hot chocolate) was so smooth and creamy!! Loved it!

    Chloe Becquet · February 15
  • Elie B.

    Cool concept, but not the best coffee in the neighborhood by a long shot

    Elie Bleier · February 4
  • Adam

    Not impressed here. Nice people but the latte I ordered came out of an automated machine. No barista creaming the milk, so to be honest, it wasn't very good. It's basically a "Starbucks" latte.

    Adam · December 13, 2014
  • Shanghao Z.

    Fresh and vibrant and strong and creative

    Shanghao Zhong · December 3, 2014
  • Dan T.

    Coffee is amazing! Each cup is freshly roasted, watching the process is incredible. Best coffee in the neighborhood

    Dan Tillis · November 27, 2014
  • Joey N.

    Nice little homey coffee shop with loads of outlets! Not many seats though (about 4).

    Joey Ngooi · August 21, 2014
  • Vivienne G.

    The Sulawesi is rich and full-bodied goodness. Stick around and watch the beans transfer via pneumatic tubes. So fun.

    Vivienne Gucwa · August 10, 2014
  • Sean F.

    Great priced coffee beans, love their Brazilian and the Guatemalan beans. Probably the coolest way to see your coffee made when the beans fly overhead in tubes into the coffee maker.

    Sean Fisher · August 7, 2014
  • Vivienne G.

    Get their chocolate chip cookies. When they are fresh out of the oven, it's a thing of beauty.

    Vivienne Gucwa · June 8, 2014
  • Vivienne G.

    Get the Guatemalan Atilan San Lazaro. Ridiculously good. Tamarind and dark chocolate notes.

    Vivienne Gucwa · May 11, 2014
  • Francis G.

    Holy shit this place has coffee making robots

    Francis Gulotta · May 2, 2014
  • Vivienne G.

    Sit and stay a while while enjoying their kick-ass coffees and watch the javabot machines (complete with tubes!) do their magic.

    Vivienne Gucwa · April 27, 2014
  • Lauren F.

    They close at 8p on Saturdays. Not 10 like yelp says.

    Lauren Ford · April 26, 2014
  • Keenan T.

    2 words: free wifi.

    Keenan Turner · February 8, 2014
  • Mary B.

    Pay for your purchase with a Roasting Plant reward card and get 5% off all purchases

    Mary Butler · January 11, 2014
  • Shelby

    They brew every cup of coffee as you place your order. And grind beans for your specific coffee maker. Simply wonderful.

    Shelby · January 6, 2014
  • Eric T.

    Get a brownie.

    Eric Tsai · September 29, 2013
  • Erik L.

    Sample coffee w #cityfoodtours!

    Erik Levi · September 21, 2013
  • Hervey L.

    Get cookie, cappuccino was nothing special.

    Hervey Lamothe · September 8, 2013
  • Sharon D.

    Best coffee in the city. The baristas are super friendly.

    Sharon Dancziger · June 2, 2013
  • Tim D.

    limited seasonal run of Hawaiian Ka'u blend

    Tim Devane · June 1, 2013
  • Kevin C.

    You substitute any bean for the house blend. The house blend is great but trying a bean in store is a great way to understand the ideal flavor profile when you brew at home.

    Kevin Cabral · April 21, 2013
  • Bailey

    Great coffee!

    Bailey · March 10, 2013
  • Mauricio G.

    Supercharged is great!

    Mauricio Gamero · January 27, 2013
  • Chelsea P.

    Get a small supercharged (it's basically coffee brewed with 40% more beans), an almond croissant and proceed outside to play with the English Bulldogs.

    Chelsea Parks · January 5, 2013
  • Alex

    Tried the Guatemala blend, as per recommendation by the barista. Enjoyable experience. Right choice.

    Alex · December 16, 2012
  • Tiff C.

    Try their chocolate chip cookies, divine

    Tiff C · September 3, 2012
  • Gerald L.

    Loyalty card gets you 5% off every purchase.

    Gerald Lam · August 3, 2012
  • Jen N.

    Strongest coffee on the block.

    Jen Nedeau · July 11, 2012
  • Cade W.

    get a large supercharged and have the jitters all day (not saying it's a bad thing...)

    Cade Wallace · July 10, 2012
  • Adrienne C.

    Jumpin Java! Caffeine addicts can get their coffee here.

    Adrienne Cooper · February 11, 2012
  • Stephen M.

    Cappuccino is smooth and rich. Just the right amount of milk.

    Stephen Musgrave · January 14, 2012
  • Gman

    Atmosphere is a bit colder than at Brooklyn Taco (in Essex Market) but they are also nice coffee experts

    Gman · January 3, 2012
  • Jen B.

    It's fun to watch your beans get sucked up through the pneumatic tubes when you place an order. The spectacle alone is worth the visit. The coffee is just above standard fare, though.

    Jen Ball · October 2, 2011
  • Victor C.

    Get that blueberry noted Ethiopian coffee and that choco chip cookie

    Victor C · July 5, 2011
  • Rizky R.

    go supercharged! Read more

    Rizky Ridwan · May 23, 2011
  • Food & Wine

    Baristas blend single-origin, just-roasted beans to order, even for a single cup.

    Food & Wine · April 22, 2011
  • KaHee

    dunno about you, but i come here for the choco chip cooookie

    KaHee · April 16, 2011
  • Drew G.

    Today only, upgrade any coffee to Jamaican Blue Mountain for no extra cost.

    Drew Grant · April 10, 2011

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