tbsp (Spoon) – New York

In the spring we met with a broker to find our new home in New York. He had a line up of places and a driver. After a hectic few hours in Chelsea the driver dropped us off and our broker said ‘coffee’? I’d tried to drop hints throughout the morning that I was coffee snob and we’d been plopped at 6th and 23rd and I had no idea what was around there – his suggestion, ‘Spoon’. Apparently good.

Tbsp Cafe

It looked like a little New York deli-cafe, I was a bit suspicious. Don’t judge a spoon by it’s cover! It was a typical salad/sandwich place with people lining up for plastic boxes of take out, but they had Stumptown beans so some hope … declined somewhat as we got closer to the register and I couldn’t see any 8oz cups and once we’d ordered and moved down nearer the machine, this rather alarming sign on the bean hopper …

Tbsp Cafe

… shouldn’t that say ‘Refill at start of day’?

However, despite the beans possibly sitting around for a day and the giant 12oz cappuccino with a bit to much air on top it was a surprisingly good temperature and flavor – I definitely drank most of it. The ginger snap cookie accompaniment was not too gingery, and was nice and moist. Something to remember if desperate and in that area and probably quite a good spot for lunch in the end.

Tbsp Cafe

Tbsp Cafe

Spoon & tbsp, 17 West 20th street (between 5th and 6th avenues) @Spoonfednyc

Visited: April 2013


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