As Latte Larry found out, it’s the beans that make a coffee shop a coffee shop. Tired of Starbucks, unimpressed with Stumptown (see What A Wait), and unable to find Gregory’s, I stopped into the nicest coffee shop in New York, if not the world. The decor must contribute to the price because the cost of coffee was astronomical. Like John Travolta questioning how a milkshake could cost $5, I had to know what a $7 mocha was like.
Unlike Dunkin’, Felix does not make coffee in a hurry. The wait was considerable but the reward was justified. Slouched on a fancy couch, I savored every drop. Unlike The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, I wasn’t jittery from the beans. The buzz was smooth and durable.
Rich or not, I could not justify going on a daily basis. Maybe I’ll return during the next pandemic.
TPOL’s Tip: 2 locations: 450 Park Ave S & 104 Greene St · In Soho Building