Ninth Street Espresso
109 East 56th St
New York, NY 10022
Mondays – Fridays, 7 AM – 7 PM
Saturdays & Sundays, 8 AM – 5PM
The Ninth Street Espresso is considered the first quality-driven, specialty coffee bar in the city. They are located between the Harlow and the Lombardy Hotel, and have a very small, but honest menu – since this is a coffee place, they offer what they are known for: coffee! Brewed coffee, iced coffee, espresso, and espresso with milk (they also have tea, too).
Underneath the cash register, there is a little case of pastries from Balthazar’s: plain and almond croissants, danishes, and muffins.
I had the espresso with milk and an almond croissant. The espresso came with a cute heart art on top – very strong, but very tasty, and probably one of the best espressos I’ve had!
The almond croissant was also nice, as it was pretty large, had a nice caramelized/crunchy crust with slivers of almond, and it was perfect with the cup of espresso.
The baristas here are friendly, professional, and really take care in making a perfect cup (you can see that in how they prepare the beverage for you!). Definitely a cute place to stop by to get some caffeine!
+delicious espresso with milk
+Balthazar pastries (almond croissant)