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Cafe Grumpy

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Chelsea
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224 West 20th street, New York City, NY 10011
+1 212-255-5511
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Today
07:30 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:30 - 19:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 07:30 - 20:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am serious about coffee. Turkish or espresso only. No drip stuff, no starbucks. And the staff at Grumpy deliver it! Real good coffee. Grabbed their cold brew to go and walked the High Line and it was the best afternoon ever! I prefer the Chelsea location, but the other ones had same quality brews and LOVELY staff! Fuel yourself... More 

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Thank ivanafranovic
Georgia
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Nice little coffee shop in nice neighborhood, nice presentations on coffee if you dine in you get an actual mug, pastries are ok could be better...

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Thank GeorgiaFoodcritic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped by after having pizza at Lombardi's and it was the prefect finish. Coffee was strong, full of flavor and aroma and the cafeteria has a great atmosphere for enjoying the coffee.

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Thank Paco B
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

what can one say? I LOVE THIS PLACE! The staff is competent and ready to serve. The coffee is the best in the city. Plenty of space to sit including a garden out back. Great place to have an impromptu meeting or a cute first coffee date! Keep up the great work Grumpy staff!

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Thank Christian C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Went in for a very early coffee as I'd just been on an over night bus and wanted a kick before I spent the say walking around the The Met. The coffee was good, very drinkable and I take it black. Staff were friendly and the place had a good atmosphere to eat. No wifi, which is a good thing... More 

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Thank Zach M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

No matter what location I go to, Grumpy always makes me the best coffee. They use the best almond milk, best quality coffee, It is definitely the place to go if you're a coffee lover.

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Thank Laia M
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have never had such a good cup of coffee... and I am a coffee addict! I only wish we had one here in the mid-west. Grumpy will be on my must visit list whenever I am in the rea!

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Thank Dean R
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Excellent coffee prepared in a classic European style, warm atmosphere, kind and friendly staff. The cappuccino and macchiato drinks do not have too much milk, which increasingly seems to be the case in U.S. coffee bars--even the newer "groovy" ones. If your legs are weary and you need a jolt of caffeine, this is the perfect place to stop and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We went for breakfast, all my children enjoyed their breakfast croissants or muffins with juice so much, they're still talking about it. I just revelled in the fact that I had a decent cup of coffee. Open a chain and show Starbucks how to keep it simple but good!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Step into this low-lit, quiet, comfy coffee shop for some of the finest coffee experiences you'll ever have. Delicious coffee and expert baristas make this a coffee lovers' treasure.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 19:30
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 West 20th street, New York City, NY 10011
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-255-5511

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chelsea

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Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighbourhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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