Happy Bones NYC
Although I only spent a short moment in the sky-lit tiny shop of Happy Bones in the Lower East Side, I couldn't help but immediately fall in love with, well, every decision of this coffee shop. Mainly the following three things:
#1: Counter Culture.
#2: Tom Sachs.
#3: VLC (Very Large Crema)
Now, how about that! I could guess maybe two things on this list might be found together, but all three? A place of dreams. #1. Counter Culture Coffee. Yes, I know it is everywhere on the East Coast, but I can't seem to find it anywhere in Los Angeles and I am usually very pleased with their espresso! #2. Tom Sachs. If you notice the spaceship drawings in the background of my photos, that is him. The contemporary artist is one of my dear favorites, as he is for my sister. In fact, most of our organizing in our apartment has followed his motto, "Always Be Knolling". Look up the video on his artist studio - you will (maybe) be pleased! And #3. VLC. I just coined that term and I'm crossing my fingers that it is not something awful that I would find on Urban Dictionary or some weird STD. So for now, I will claim it as "Very Large Crema". Just look at that thing! And the color of it! Yes, it was as tasty as it looks. Good job, Happy Bones. Keep it up.
Recommend: Espresso, duh.
Note: Very small space, so it might be hard to find a table. But who cares, this is expected in New Yawk!
Espresso Rating: 9/10
Overall Rating: 9/10
Address: 394 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-7pm; Sat-Sun 8am-7pm