November 11th, 2010
I realize the answer to this will vary depending on your individual taste, so for me to say one place has the ‘best’ coffee is subjective. There are plenty of places for coffee in Dumbo and as one who appreciates a good properly brewed coffee, I appreciate the choices. I’ll list a few I enjoy in the area in alphabetical order:
- Almondine Bakery brews coffee from La Colombe
- Baco Cafe uses PT Coffee beans
- The Best Chocolate Cake in the World has Counter Culture coffee
- Choice Kitchens brews Stumptown Coffee
- Coffee Box @ reBar brews Dancing Goats Coffee
- Dumbo General Store brews Dallis Coffee
Both Dumbo General Store and Foragers Market brew their own blend of single origin and rainforest alliance certified coffee from Dallis Coffee, one of the oldest coffee bean roasters in NYC. (See the Edible Manhattan feature about Dallis). They use a commercial espresso machine manufactured by Danesi.
Of course there are other good places, such as the Seattle based coffee chain Starbucks on 67 Front Street and the new Archway Cafe. There’s even a rumor that there may be a coffee roaster coming to Dumbo. We haven’t confirmed, but will find out more.
If you’re looking for good coffee beans, Forager’s Market carries Counter Culture, Big Bend Coffee Roasters, Gorilla Coffee, Kicking Horse, and their own house brand called Foragers Blend.
What are your favorite coffees in Dumbo?