02/18/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have had the pleasure of watching John's modest coffee shop dream grow into the bustling enterprise it now is. Some of the friendliest people I have ever encountered work here... many have become friends. This is a neighborhood coffee shop with a neighborhood feel... one of the few places that makes resident New Yorkers feel like ""residents"" and forget about the maddening tourism that surrounds us. When a coffee shop is a major factor in why you can't bring yourself to move to another neighborhood, you know it's excellent. Good coffee for lovers of well-balanced brews. EXCELLENT and unsurpassed espresso (I remember when John bought the machine). Most of all, however, this is a place for ritual coffee drinkers who love the balance such routine provides in their lives. It is a pleasant place where smiles and consistent product keep the patron returning. I will be a Joe customer for life.