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Posted by ally's dad on 01/26/2011
What can I say that hasn't been said in other reviews. It is without question the best coffee in the City. It is as tiny as the living room of one's first NYC apt. Room for 4 to stand in front of the counter and sip the best drip coffee, espresso or artful cappachino here or, dare I say it, abroad. Classic east village crowd. Great frittata and especially the olive cake. The place is a trip and don't get turned off by the lines. Went downtown this am before work, in the snow to have one - the BEST!!! Amities Gourmandes, ally's dad
Posted by happy diners on 01/06/2011
I love their coffee and custardy fritattas! So delicious!! :)
Posted by Anonymous on 05/24/2009
This is hands down the best coffee in NYC. It is a tiny place, but it has a great vibe.
Posted by TheJuicyShow on 03/30/2009
This is by far the most amazing coffee in NYC or anywhere else. The name of the shop means "embrace" in Portugese - and that's just what you should do. Go in to the small space, order the individual drip that is ground and made to order, or the espresso or just anything else. It will be delicious and you will enjoy it because there is a lot of love put into each cup. Definitely the best coffee place in NYC.
Posted by WG on 11/09/2008
I never knew it could be possible to enjoy the lingering taste of coffee hours after drinking it. Usually I pop a mint or a stick of gum to counteract the inevitable bitter taste, but I found myself relishing that excellent latte for a couple of hours. Who knew?
Posted by Simon 1961 on 04/21/2008
I freelance from home in the East Village and even though I have fantastic coffee beans from the Porto Rico shop IN the house, I get up and walk 4 blocks over to Abraco for a cappuccino. It is simply the best one I've EVER had (in my 46 years.) The people there are very friendly and hopefully they will be rewarded for their efforts by making enough money to expand. Note: The good music you hear in the store is vinyl, playing off a turntable.....how cool is THAT?
Posted by Bon Appetit 787 on 03/22/2008
This is one of the few remaining eclectic places in the East Village. Great coffee and espresso- and the people who work there are terrificeven though it is smaller than most New york kitchens (and that is not saying much) the people who work there make you want to stay and sip your drink and eat a pastry. However, if you need a vente decaf skim . . . go someplace else. Caffeine phobic people need not apply.