Third Rail Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • RC
    RCFebruary 27, 2015
    Very good coffee but they seriously need a dehumidifier in there. It looks like a Turkish bath from the outside on a cold day. God forbid you have to take a window seat...bring a towel.
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SecklerJuly 30, 2013
    Stumptown Costa Rica drip brew was a winner in a 1st visit to Third Rail's new shop. The East Village setting is airier and more pleasant than the Greenwich Village original.
  • Colin A.
    Colin AdamsSeptember 2, 2016
    Great espresso, and much bigger than its counterpart on Sullivan. If you stay a while you'll be sure to see lots of people come in with their dogs!
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    The spacious, beautiful second location of Third Rail looks something like an inflated version of the original - almost the same layout but much larger, with the addition of wifi & plugs. No bathroom. Read more
  • Elynn L.
    Elynn LeeAugust 13, 2014
    Seriously the best hot chocolate I've ever had. It's so yummy! Not overly chocolately or overly sweet.
  • That G.
    That GirlJune 7, 2015
    Quiet, even on a Sunday. Good place to read a book, drink some coffee and chill out to a catchy playlist.
  • Erika B.
    Erika BaracaldoDecember 30, 2015
    Everything here is amazing. Love the atmosphere, the baristas, the coffee is delicious. My boyfriend and I frequent there and get cortados.
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SecklerAugust 8, 2013
    Third Rail owner Humberto Ricardo waxes romantic about this new East Village coffee shop's view. But Stumptown Costa Rica & Guatemala coffees starred in early visits — chocolatey, fruity, syrupy.
  • bassam t.
    bassam tariqNovember 7, 2014
    The cortados are incredible. Get them iced even in the winter. No complaints. Love Roberto and his great team. Please don't ever get wifi.
  • Brittany V.
    Brittany VanBibberMarch 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Now accepts credit cards! This shop is bigger than it's location further downtown. Great atmosphere and even better coffee. Only con: no wifi
  • Marc
    MarcMay 29, 2014
    Tasting Table Top 10 Iced Coffee: "low-acidity coffee at this shop is a 24-hour cold brew that's best enjoyed black; staff isn't judgy--so load it up with half and half if that's your thing"
  • Mo G.
    Mo GoodmanNovember 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee, quick service and nice staff. Try the Cold brew and lattes
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YDecember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Super knowledgeable baristas with an amazing Chemex pour-over offering (Stumptown, Ceremony, Square One, etc.). Cash only.
  • Julia M.
    Julia MontiNovember 2, 2015
    Delicious and friendly staff. Great place to grab a cup of coffee and sit on a bench by the nearby church.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyJune 25, 2015
    In the mood for a small cortado on a small table in a beautiful, coffee shop serving Counter Culture roasts? Come here.
  • Geoff R.
    Geoff ReinhardtAugust 18, 2014
    Great local spot to pick up Stumptown Coffee from Portland. Also good place to study, read, or work.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CarellaOctober 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the friendliest staff I have ever met. They don't complain when I bring my dog and there is almost always seating.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    My new go-to spot. Something about the lattes is just better than most other shops in the area.
  • Gloria
    GloriaJanuary 30, 2014
    Cool place to chat with a friend over cappuccino. I tried the macchiato and it was on point /thumbs up
  • Meg M.
    Meg McNamaraDecember 5, 2014
    Good place to people watch and catch up with a friend. Coffee is great and location is nice.
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    With a soft opening on the last day of June, Third Rail Coffee's 2nd branch brings quality specialty coffee to the East Village. Read more
  • Yaling J.
    Yaling JiangMay 29, 2016
    I was craving a donut so I ordered Americano to accompany it - the PB&J donut itself was amazing, coffee was okay but maybe milk coffee could be a better choice here!
  • kate k
    kate kDecember 11, 2014
    Really good coffee and fun vibe with neighborhood regulars popping in and out.
  • Emma C.
    Emma CramerDecember 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hip coffee spot. The muffins flavors are unique and tasty. Not a ton of seating.
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PerezFebruary 17
    Usually a pretty quiet spot to just hang out and chat. Finding it can be a little difficult though.
  • Alex
    AlexNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    As with the west village Third Rail; simply get a Chemex of anything and enjooooooy.
  • Michele P.
    Michele PiccaroFebruary 3
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't be afraid of the steamed windows in the winter, the coffee is delicious.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseDecember 7, 2014
    Black pepper Parmesan scone - tastes like a giant goldfish!
  • Jess H.
    Jess HueyNovember 9, 2015
    Good iced coffee and lattes, limited seating though
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DownesAugust 16, 2013
    The drip coffee was rich and delicious. No milk or sugar needed. NO WIFI though.
  • Edward F.
    Edward FabilaMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cortados are delish! Ask to have it made with beans by Linea (from San Fran)!
  • Saleem
    SaleemMay 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Had an excellent cappuccino here. No sugar needed, its very well balanced.
  • Sean K.
    Sean KwonOctober 3, 2013
    Its spacious, and if you're lucky, they might play some Barry white on the speakers
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceOctober 26, 2015
    Great window seating if you plan to sit. Excellent brew too!
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachMarch 11, 2015
    Outstanding cortado. Pastries looked really good too.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GodinOctober 13, 2013
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff. No wifi. Cash only.
  • Jonathan V.
    Jonathan VuMay 4, 2014
    Great coffee. Doesn't get too crowded because there's no wifi.
  • Tom W.
    Tom WangJanuary 4, 2015
    The baristo made me feel cool. Plus the coffee was excellent
  • Mubarak A.
    Coffee was great, a bit crowded but it worths haw waiting.
  • Ted P.
    Ted PalenskiMarch 18
    Generous, delicious espresso. Seems to be seating on weekends.
  • Lizzy S.
    Lizzy SaxeAugust 19, 2015
    Great pastries coffee I actually like, which is saying something.
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotApril 8, 2015
    True to it's name, it's s coffee shop. Don't go in looking for a tea selection
  • kerry
    kerryAugust 4, 2013
    Great iced lattés and really nice staff! Bring cash
  • Phil K.
    Phil KatzOctober 30, 2015
    Same great coffee as the original, but more seating.
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiJuly 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the photography on the walls. Credit cards accepted here, via Square.
  • bpmuir
    bpmuirFebruary 19, 2014
    Small'ish but quiet and seats normally available, fairly private
  • Amy D.
    Amy DiazAugust 2, 2013
    Very friendly staff. Great pour overs.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GirotraAugust 6, 2014
    Gluten-free pistachio bread was amazing!
  • Jennifer-jo M.
    Jennifer-jo MoyerOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Nicest Bartistas anywhere, and the coffee is excellent too.
  • Orsolya F.
    Orsolya F.March 21, 2015
    Insanely good espressos, very friendly staff.
  • Eric S.
    Eric ShineSeptember 17, 2014
    Tasty iced coffee, location is small though.
  • R A.
    R AKFebruary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cappuccino. Wouldn't hurt if waiters were nicer.
  • Long C.
    Long CaoMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    No restroom and no wifi but has great coffee and a well lit space.
  • Ari N.
    Ari NagarJuly 12, 2015
    The iced lattes are perfect.
  • Heidi
    HeidiFebruary 16, 2014
    Some of the best coffee in NYC. Def on my top 5.
  • Gerry D.
    Gerry DyJune 7, 2016
    Skeevy, crema-less counter culture espresso and blah cold brew
  • Jason K.
    Jason KarshAugust 28, 2016
    Cold brew with almond milk hit the spot
  • Louis B.
    Louis BitskoOctober 3, 2016
    Good Cappuccino. Good View. Pastry game a little weak.
  • Christina M.
    Christina McNerneyFebruary 4, 2014
    A lovely café, with plenty of natural light and a fair amount of seating. They serve Stumptown roasters. Latte was delicious - rich flavor and great foam! Perfect spot to meet for a quick coffee.
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaJuly 9, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great morning coffee spot, friendly staff.
  • Justin G.
    Justin GaudenziJanuary 5, 2016
    I can't rectify my love of this place with their C health code rating...sweet chalkboard art
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GanskyJuly 8, 2014
    Around the corner on 10th. Took us a moment to figure it out! Mmh Stumptown!
  • Maarten P.
    Maarten PeschierAugust 11, 2014
    Decent latte, friendly staff!
  • Becca M.
    Becca McArthurNovember 23, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great almond milk lattes!
  • Terry S.
    Terry S.August 18, 2014
    Espresso & mocha lattes
  • Lily
    LilyFebruary 14, 2015
    Best latte I have ever had
  • Seth T.
    Seth TisueDecember 6, 2013
    espresso is top notch
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YApril 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Now accepting credit card via Square!
  • Mariam M.
    Mariam MahmoodAugust 13, 2014
    A cute looking place but Wasn't impressed by their coffee.
  • Xanthe T.
    Xanthe TravlosJune 6, 2015
    Casual coffee made with love
  • Adrien
    AdrienMay 13, 2016
    where famous bloggers take instagram pics of their latte
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KirkOctober 15, 2015
    Iced coffee
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaJanuary 18, 2016
    Counter culture coffee can be bought here
  • Zack K.
    Zack KantorMarch 17, 2016
    great cold brew
  • Zack S.
    Zack SheppardApril 24, 2014
    Mmmmm, pumpkin apple hazelnut muffin.
  • Amber V.
    Amber VittoriaOctober 12, 2014
    Amazing cappuccino.
  • Peter C.
    Peter CunhaJanuary 5, 2014
    Amazing coffee
  • Abhishek K.
    Abhishek KonaNovember 28, 2014
    Cortado is good
  • A D.
    A DelOctober 25, 2015
    Counter culture coffee
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrJanuary 11, 2016
    Good Gibraltars
  • Vivian V.
    Vivian VoAugust 28, 2015
    Iced coffee was okay. Not much seating.
  • Dima G.
    Dima GerasimovAugust 4, 2015
    Nice capuccuno!
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneSeptember 1, 2015
    Weak coffee
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinSeptember 16, 2015
    Overrated! The drip is downright bad AND costs $3.50
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