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Business Description
This is the best cup of coffee in the world, I have travelled a lot and this is it
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (212) 966-4565

Primary Phone: (646) 861-0247

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
$
Neighborhoods
Downtown Manhattan, Lower East Side
AKA

Roasting Plant Coffee

Roasting Plant Inc

Categories
Coffee & Tea, Coffee Shops, Tea Rooms, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

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12/09/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Best coffee I've had in NYC

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).

01/26/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Best Coffee. And Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in NYC.

this place is as fun as it is delicious. I love watching my beans fly into the grinder-brewer when they enter my order. I like to experiment with combining coffees -- my own custom blends. and now Serious Eats NY has rated their chocolate chip coffee Best in New York.

02/08/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
JUMPING JOYFUL JAVA

super coffee experience . i was not expecting one as original, these beans coudn't be any fresher.. my suggestion is to try the new store in the west village as they roast their beans there first and found out that they then get them to the orchard street location -- but just until their new javabot arrives. i was impressed especially after reading the two recent reviews as i had heard from friends it was a roast to boast about.!

11/03/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
A gem in a sea of crud

I can't get over how fantastic this coffee is! I never write reviews and this coffee moved me to the point of actually writing one (maybe cause I was so hopped up on caffeine! ;)! I went in there and the staff was so helpful and knowledgeable - you could just tell they have a passion for the brew. I come from a long line of coffee lovers - my family in the US only drink espresso sent by my other relatives from Italy. They have tried coffee from the US and have always been disappointed until I hooked them up with a cup from this place. I purchased the coffee beans at this spot and now make it every morning and my snobbish coffee relatives always ask for this ""Roasting Plant"" coffee whenever they come over! Thanks so much - you guys have provided me with the smoothest cup of joe and a nice alternative to my daily espresso love affair! :D

09/30/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Good espresso, fun shop

Great place for a fresh, strong cup of java. The 2001 like modular design and pneumatic tube coffee bean distribution (go see it!) are cool, but I do wish it were ever so slightly more easy to hang out there.

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