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Felix Roasting: Best Java in NYC

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.

a building with a door open a window of a restaurant a wall with a picture of a woman a couple of paintings on the walla room with a round counter and people standing around it a room with tables and chairs

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.a cup of coffee on a table

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



  1. Good choice and I enjoyed the Curb reference. You are lucky you couldn’t find Gregory’s – just ok in my opinion. At least the pandemic thinning of the city helped you avoid acting like a tourist this time. Tell your partner in crime from last time she should start blogging again.

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