A rich, creamy cappuccino can bring out the best in an espresso while staying easy-drinking enough for beginners.
405 West 23rd Street, New York NY 10011 (map)
It's hard to pick between espresso drinks—like a perfectly proportioned Gibraltar—and filter coffee at Cafe Grumpy.
224 West 20th Street, New York NY 10011 (map)
The space-age-looking Clover brewing device still reigns supreme at the Chelsea outpost of Cafe Grumpy.
No need to order a double shot at Ninth Street Espresso—a macchiato here is prepared with a hefty triple-size filter.
Ninth Street Espresso
75 Ninth Avenue (in the Chelsea Market), New York NY 95448 (map)
lush, compact flavor abounds in this Caffe Pronto-roasted Macchiato.
803 Washington Street, New York NY 10014 (map); 212-255-7495; kavanyc.com