Address: 228 Mott Street
Borough: Manhatten, NYC
website, @gimmecoffee, tel: 212-226-4011
A great morning walk from our Greenwich apartment into the hood of Nolita (North of Little Itlay) brought us to Gimmie! Unlike our trip to Third Rail, I was spot on with directions to this charming hallway of a cafe.
For those in Toronto - if you think Sam James Coffee Pocket is small, this narrow cafe gives SJCP a run for it's money.
Welcome to Manhattan - opening up their shop in 2008, they've seen a steady following of customers diving right into the cafe scene. It's a great location off of Broadway, and a hop n skip away from shopping mecca SoHo.
Machine: La Marzocco FB80
Doser: Mazzer Robur E
Turnover:High - Foot Track
Beans: Leftist Espresso
Blend: 2 beans from Brazil, 1 Kenya, 1 Guatemala and 1 Java
Seating: STANDING ROOM ONLY
Verdict: very bright attack on the palette with floral/muted citrus tones. As it cools there is an incredible silky mouthfeel and reassuring memory.
NYC seems to be a huge fan of two things: No washrooms and FB80s..
Also good local feel, and knowledge about the area. We really wanted from New York Bagels... and BAM they directed us to Russ & Son.
Definitely will be back to Gimmie!
They're also in the works of opening a shop in Williamsburgh...