Slideshow: NY Coffee Guide: The Best Coffee in Chelsea

Joe Cappuccino
Joe Cappuccino
A rich, creamy cappuccino can bring out the best in an espresso while staying easy-drinking enough for beginners.

Joe 405 West 23rd Street, New York NY 10011 (map) 212-206-0669; joetheartofcoffee.com

Go with Both at Grumpy
Go with Both at Grumpy
It's hard to pick between espresso drinks—like a perfectly proportioned Gibraltar—and filter coffee at Cafe Grumpy.

Cafe Grumpy 224 West 20th Street, New York NY 10011 (map) 212-255-5511; cafegrumpy.com

Clover coffee at Cafe Grumpy
Clover coffee at Cafe Grumpy
The space-age-looking Clover brewing device still reigns supreme at the Chelsea outpost of Cafe Grumpy.

Cafe Grumpy 224 West 20th Street, New York NY 10011 (map) 212-255-5511; cafegrumpy.com

Macchiato at Kava
Macchiato at Kava
lush, compact flavor abounds in this Caffe Pronto-roasted Macchiato.

Kava Cafe 803 Washington Street, New York NY 10014 (map); 212-255-7495; kavanyc.com