Over Coffee – East Harlem Coffee Shops Rated

Leave a comment

September 14, 2014 by Brooke

"Over Coffee" by Brooke Townsend Made using mixed media:  collage of newspaper and magazines from 2002ish, markers and glue.

“Over Coffee” by Brooke Townsend
Made using mixed media: collage of newspaper and magazines from 2002ish, markers and glue.

Coffee:

cof·fee noun, often attributive \ˈkȯ-fē, ˈkä-\
: a dark brown drink made from ground coffee beans and boiled water
: coffee beans

My favorite way to start the day is over coffee and a newspaper. Lucky for me, East Harlem has an abundance of excellent coffee shops serving quality coffee.

I’ve rated the below coffee shops based on quality of their coffee, accessibility, and other products like pastries.

#1 – La Tropiziane

Located on 1st Ave btwn 109th St and 110th St.

Located on 1st Ave btwn 109th St and 110th St.


Dog owners this is the place for you. Anything that can be ordered through the regular window can be ordered through the walk up window. So you don’t have to tie your precious pooches up outside.
Positives : Walk Up Window for dog owners and Moms with strollers, Best Coffee, Best Service, Best Selection of Pastries.
Negatives: None.
My Faves: Iced Coffee with soy milk, Cinnamon Croissant, Plain Croissant, Ham & Cheese or Spinach Croissant, Madeline Cookies. This place has single handedly caused me to gain 10lbs, their pastries are that good.

#2 – La Savoy

Located on 110th Street 3rd & Lex

Located on 110th Street 3rd & Lex


Positives: Great Coffee, Great Service, Local Artists art Work is displayed on the walls.
Negatives: Can’t think of any. Dog owners often tie their dogs up outside and they have a sign saying they will watch them for you if you ask (I’ve never asked them to).
My Faves: Yogurt Parfait w/ everything, Chocolate Chip Cookie is amazing, Croissant is the best in East Harlem.

The coffee is bolder in flavor and stronger than the coffee at La Tropiziane, so if your into that sort of thing you might like this place better.

#3 – Rise and Shine

Located on 2nd Ave btwn 112th and 111th St.

Located on 2nd Ave btwn 112th and 111th St.


Positives: Internet Cafe, people are nice.
Negatives: I find the coffee to be barely drinkable, and the food is mediocre (bagels give a bad name to NYC bagels, muffins aren’t good)
I feel bad b/c I wish I liked it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: