Sunday, September 15, 2019

Optimistic Café



Optimistic Café opened in 2017 in the Garment District! It's a hidden gem right off 8th Ave that I was so happy to discover right by my office! I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous tiles, the plant wall and wooden chairs!

The vibe was super inviting and relaxing. While the space was small, there was still some seating available but I didn't have much time so I grabbed my coffee to go. I ordered a flat white which was perfectly balanced and absolutely delicious. The menu had the standard coffee items and some pastries. This is on the pricey side but definitely worth treating yourself to once in a while.





Monday, September 9, 2019

Grindstone Coffee & Donuts


Grindstone Coffee opened in the quaint Hamptons town of Sag Harbor in 2016. They make amazing brioche and cake donuts that look beautiful and taste amazing! We shared some cinnamon sugar donuts and I couldn't stop eating them! I was intrigued by their giant sized party donuts too which they can make for any occasion with a few days notice!

The coffee was also really great here! They make espresso, specialty teas and cold brews. Their menu also includes some lunch items like soups and sandwiches. The space is small so it was perfect to take a coffee to go and continue exploring the town. There was a long lineup when we got there which is a testament to how popular their donuts and coffee are! If you're in the Hamptons, be sure to stop here for a coffee and something sweet!





Sunday, September 1, 2019

East One Coffee Roasters



Hope you're all enjoying the long weekend! There's a new coffee shop that opened right around the corner from us and I finally got a chance to stop in last week! East One Brooklyn has three locations one, the original on Baxter Street, an eatery on Court Street and their newest location in Chelsea!

I've hearing mixed reviews about the coffee here, but I tried the drip coffee and absolutely loved it! I also had a sip of my friend's iced latte and really enjoyed it as well! Their menu is simple and concise with coffee options, pastries and a few dishes including avocado toast, a grain bowl and a few others. You can also check out some of their coffee blends here!

The cafe is spacious with lots of seating and desk space with outlets. I was really digging their "warehouse chic" vibe with concrete floors and exposed pipes in the high ceilings! This is a great spot to sit down for a while and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.