Café Grumpy – Café Review

I was hoping to run into Lena Dunham at Café Grumpy, as the spot was featured on the HBO hit show "Girls."

Joyride Coffee, Cafe Grumpy
Joyride Coffee, Cafe Grumpy

Contrary to the name, the people there were all very friendly. I ordered a Yirgacheffe, as they happen to be in season. It was sweet, tangy, fresh, and actually had a savory after-taste. They use their own roast, but it's great quality.

Joyride Coffee, Cafe Grumpy
Joyride Coffee, Cafe Grumpy
Joyride Coffee, Cafe Grumpy
Joyride Coffee, Cafe Grumpy

They individually brew each cup of coffee, so expect a little wait.

There are no laptops allowed, which creates a lively, social atmosphere. It's a great place to go and catch up with a friend, rather than to do work. The place had a rustic, cool feel, with trees and brick walls.

The barista was very helpful and attentive. They gave great suggestions and seemed genuinely interested in giving the customer a good cup of coffee.

Coffee: Own beans

Café Grumpy
193 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11122

383 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

13 Essex St
New York, NY 10002

224 W. 20th St
New York, NY 10011

530 7th Ave
New York, NY 10018

-Kristen Lee