12/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
To preface, let me give some backgorund to my tastes. No cream, milk, or sweetener of any kind. If it's adulterated - I am not interested. I refuse to drink Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks I drink unhappily in a pinch.
I happily stumbled across the Roasting Plant about a year ago and make sure get a cup any time I am any where remotely near the shop.
It should be noted that the main shop is at the corner of 11th St. and 7th Ave. It's larger than the LES location (on Orchard) and I believe has more roasts. Additionally - it is open until midnight.
Their coffee is more flavorful and nuanced than any other coffee I have had in NYC. I cannot say that I love all of the roasts they make, but I love having options and being able to try something I have never had before.
One recommendation, even if you do not normally drink black coffee, you should take a sip before you put anything else in it. I guarantee it'll be unlike other coffees you've had.
One comment about the decor - it's plain/ nice - but nothing special. If great decor is what you are specifically seeking, but your coffee there and head to somewhere more interesting (plenty of places to go in that area).