Bluebird Coffee Shop
Location: Manhattan, NY
Rating: 6+ [see key]
I never grow tired of discovering new coffee spots in New York. It's the one city that regardless of how often I stop by, there's always a new or rejuvenated shop to hit. It's a never-ceasing coffee adventure.
On a particularly seasonal Sunday afternoon, I managed to steal away from a family engagement, with a small entourage in tow, to get some needed coffee. As we strolled the streets of the East Village, we ended our brief journey at a lauded cafe called Bluebird.
The shop bestows a cozy, intimate vibe, with bar stools lining the exterior and a handful of tables dotting the inside. Exposed brick, wood beams and bluebirds combine to create a perfect spot for a coffee respite. The constant flow of patrons definitely betray this as a popular spot (especially given the park across the street).
As for coffee, they offer Parlor Coffee out of nearby Brooklyn. I settled upon an espresso of a Colombian and a drip of the Stockist Blend. The espresso, pulled short with light brown crema, distributed notes of lime, cocoa nib, spinach, root beer and rhubarb, proving sweet and bright. The drip trumpeted out pomegranate, wheat biscuit, a little horned melon and some chocolate milk, making for sweet, lightly piquant and slightly muted coffee.
All together, it was a great stop at lovely Bluebird. If you happen to be in East Village or you're a tourist looking for an excuse to get out of Times Square, head over to this delightful coffeehouse posthaste.
These wonderful folks made this visit possible in part. Make sure to check them out!