Perfect coffee in Park Slope
Location: 383 7th Ave, Brooklyn NY 11215
Open: 7am-7.30pm Mon-Thurs, 7am-8pm Fri, 7.30am-7.30pm Sat-Sun
Price: $4.00 Cortado
I recently visited Café Grumpy on a hot and sweaty Saturday morning. I’d just had my hair cut but without a caffeine hit I felt like I was going to nod off in the chair the entire time and then who knows what strange hairstyle I’d end up with?! After managing to stay awake and avoiding a potential bowl cut I was back out in the heat and so I decided to take action. I felt better as soon as I entered Café Grumpy – it’s a bright and simple space with (fortunately for me) air conditioning!
I have now been there a couple of times and on each occasion I received friendly and efficient service. It’s not a big space: there is one large bench to sit at and then stools along the bar next to the espresso machine. I have been able to get a seat at the bar on each visit so I can’t complain. However it’s not really a place to linger with your laptop – it definitely seems more suited to the European style of sip and go.
My cortado didn’t disappoint. It was smooth and the perfect temperature. I would have had another if not for the $4 price tag – while the coffee was excellent I just couldn’t justify it at that price. Alert to any Aussies in NY: Café Grumpy serves a mean flat white as well! So if you’re in South Slope and need a caffeine hit stop by Café Grumpy for an excellent cup. (BC)
What else is in the neighborhood?
- Goldy + Mac – Shop up a storm on 7th Avenue.
- DUB Pies – Head to DUB Pies for traditionally Aussie meat pies, sausage rolls and sweet treats.
- Community Bookstore – A great selection of adult and children’s books.