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“Worst Scone Ever”
Review of Cafe Grumpy

Cafe Grumpy
Ranked #41 of 474 Coffee & Tea in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Boulder, Colorado
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worst Scone Ever”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

I really wanted to like this place, the cafe is beautiful and the staff low key and friendly. The coffee was average for a good cafe, I'd say on par with Starbucks. The location is off the beaten path. The deal breaker was the scone that tasted like a flavorless bag of flour and baking soda.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Nice coffee, bad service”
Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

Also I got a 4 $ cappuccino that contained less than an ounce including the foam, so expect very small portions.

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Madrid, Spain
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Espresso in Midtown!”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Whenever I get to Manhattan, I always stop by Cafe Grumpy for one of their fantastic Coffees!
Staff is very friendly and personal, prices are in line with other places in the neighbourhood, and the cafe is very comfortable and cosy (though it gets a little cramped in the morning). Definitely a nicer experience than one of the international coffee chains ;)

  • Visited September 2011
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“You haven't had coffee until you've had theirs!”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

This is "coffee as wine." This staff knows their stuff and are proud to lead you through the coffees offered that month. Weighing out each cup from the beans through to the cup, you'll have fun just watching the ritual. Go to Grumpy for the treat you deserve!

Visited July 2012
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Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“No sign on the place ”
Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

No sign on the cafe which kind of makes it hard to find. Look for the little grumpy face on the window. My latte was superb and they do latte art! The lemon ricotta biscuit was amazing - not too sweet & packed with lemon flavor. We seemed to be the only non-locals, which I liked. A very nice place & I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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