Brazilia Cafe

684 Broadway, New York

NoHo is a neighborhood with a high concentration of high quality espresso: in a few blocks radius the choices include Think Coffee, La Colombe, UR Cup and Gasoline Alley. The espresso density and quality further increased with the recent opening of Brazilia Cafe.

The professional service and great presentation are a prelude to a gentle espresso that pleases your taste buds without hitting them with excessive bitterness. Acidity is absent, leaving room for the full enjoyment of South American coffee.

The small chocolate donut was complimentary and much appreciated.

The Smile at Shinola

177 Franklin Street, New York 

A good espresso with an Italian daily newspaper, at location that seems coming straight from the 30s-40s. Everything in New York, obviously. It is not a movie, neither a time machine nor a teleporting system: it’s “The Smile at Shinola”, in Tribeca.

The Shinola store alone is worth a visit, if you like their elegant bicycles, leather goods and classic accessories. The coffee shop is worth an even longer visit, to relax and enjoy the strength and density of the espresso.
The Smile @ Shinola

Gregory’s Coffee

40 Broadway, New York
Gregory's Coffee

The espresso landscape in the Financial District is quite depressing. Luckily, Gregory’s Coffee took the bold initiative to open a new location a few steps from the Charging Bull. 

Gregory’s espresso is ideal for an intra-day recharge of caffeine. Lightly bitter, moderately strong and with nutty flavor, this espresso is one of the few worth of mention in the Financial District.