Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Boris and Horton is NYC’s best dog friendly café! Located in the East Village, this spot is a great place to bring your pup for some fun while sipping on a latte and meeting other fellow dogs and pawrents! 

They serve coffee and pastries as well as beer, wine, sandwiches, cheese plates and more! You must order your food and drinks from a separate section of the café (where dogs are not permitted to enter) and then you can bring it into the main part where there are plenty of tables set up. There is also an app available where you can order in advance and just go pick up your food.

I really love this concept but I was shocked at how busy it was! I saw a number of people working on laptops but I definitely would not be able to focus with all the pups running everywhere! It was so sweet to see my pup and my friend's pup explore and greet the other dogs with so much excitement! 

This spot hosts various events as well as meetups and adoption events. It’s a unique spot to bring your pup or to come enjoy the presence of other pups if you’re feeling like you need a sweet pick me up!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Café d'Avignon

Café d’Avignon is a French bakery in midtown. Their menu is quite expensive with classic espresso based coffee drinks made using Stumpton roasters and specialty lattes. They also bake loaves of bread, sweet and savory pastries, breakfast and lunch sandwiches as well as scones, cakes and other snacks. I ordered a drip coffee to go with my kouign amann which is a French pastry similar to a buttery croissant rolled in sugar which forms a caramelized crust. It’s flake, chewy and has just the right amount of sweet crunch on top. 

My colleague told me about this spot and I went back with her and some other work friends. It surely did not disappoint! I hope to go back again soon and try all the other delicious pastries in the display!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Café Grumpy

Grumpy started out in Greenpoint in 2005 and has grown to over 10 locations all over new York and has even expanded to New Jersey and Miami. I first heard of Café Grumpy when the HBI series “Girls” was super popular. I can’t remember if I ever tried their coffee while visiting the city over the past years, but my friend recently suggested stop by the Chelsea location which is super close to where we live!  

The Chelsea spot was really busy and crowded so we decided to get our lattes to go. I loved my vanilla latte and my friend got a maple latte. We laughed because the service was a bit slow with unfriendly baristas (true to the café name) but the coffee was delicious so we couldn’t complain! I enjoyed the coffee and its proximity to home!