Bluebird Coffee Shop (CLOSED)
Close to the corner of 1st St. and 1st Ave. is NYC's finest hidden gem: Bluebird Coffee Shop. I came here a few weeks ago because I saw they had WiFi and wanted to work on a paper, but I had no idea what I would actually encounter. First of all, on a sunny day, the windows and doors were open, naturally lighting the cozy interior. Second, the barista pulled a great shot on their La Marzocco FB/80 AND they use Counter Culture (yum!). Thirdly, the friendly barista recommended I order the Fried Egg Biscuit which turned out to be heavenly (seriously one of the best breakfast sandwiches I've tried). And to top it all off, they were playing some great 50's tunes and after an hour or so that I had stayed there, they switched to Daft Punk. All in all my favorite coffee shop experience in NYC.
Recommend (other than espresso): Breakfast- In-house made biscuit, spicy mayo, fried egg, swiss cheese, and applewood smoked bacon.
Note: Credit card charge minimum $10, WiFi available, no public restroom
Espresso type: Counter Culture
Vibe: small, cozy, cute, good music
Espresso Rating: 8.5/10
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 (!! So great!)
Location: 72 E 1st St New York, NY 10002
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-7PM; Saturday-Sunday 9AM-7PM
Bluebird Coffee Shop
Counter Culture Espresso