You’ve not been to New York City if you’ve not set foot in a cafe there. The coffee culture in New York has been taking off since a few years ago and it’s hard to imagine life without a daily pick-me-up for New Yorkers. Over the past 2 years, more than 40 new cafes have entered the coffee scene in NYC – coffee brewing may now be treated as seriously as the money-making business on Wall Street. Thanks to a few recommendations from talented photographer Alice Gao, I got hold of a list of decent coffee bars and cafes and eventually the choice of Culture Espresso in the Fashion District was made.
Nothing beats the warmth from a radiator and aroma from coffee after a chilling, or should I say freezing walk down 4 streets. Like most coffee bars, Culture Espresso has a small, narrow space with marble counters and wooden tables. Oh they have a pretty wallpaper as well. I had a dose of the legendary daily cortado and it sure packed a powerful espresso shot. P.S. Coffees here are chosen and roasted by Heart Coffee Roasters of Portland, Oregon.
And if you’re feeling a little hungry, baked goods from a selection of bakeries are up for grabs, just like the coconut donut I had (below). As for their baked in house chocolate chip cookie, I didn’t get to try it but I’m pretty sure cafes here do not screw up cookies.
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72 West 38th St Manhattan, NY 10018