Oh, where to start with Abraco. This is that place that you can never be too sure how to pronounce the name of. It is also the place that every other barista recommends to you when they know that you are into espresso. And it has standing room for maybe 4 people. And it lived up to everything people said. The two times I went here in East Village the espresso was pretty much perfection (they use Counter Culture). Their food was tiny, simple, and tasty. Everything about this place is simple, refined, and executed very well. Abraco means "hug" or "embrace" in Portuguese and I felt just that. The baristas are super down to earth and know what they are doing and the small spaces embraces you (especially on a snowy NYC day).
Recommend: EVERYTHING. I guarantee you every pastry is homemade and tastes like heaven. I've heard the best reviews on their olive oil cake!
Note: Very tiny space but is lovely on a nice day when they open up the seating out front. No public restroom. Just plain and simple coffee, pastries and company!
Vibe: European, small
Espresso rating: 9.5/10
Overall rating: 9/10- I LOVE it but it's just too tiny to be comfortable
Hours: CLOSED MONDAY, Tues-Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 9am-4pm