Never a dining destination, the neighborhood around 125th and Broadway is looking up. Jin Ramen, a local discovery from early this year, is drawing lines out the door. And since summer, Kuro Kuma has been brewing excellent espresso drinks from Counter Culture beans and serving fresh pastries from Balthazar. "Far superior to anything else in the neighborhood. Not inexpensive, but if you are willing to pay for quality you will get it here," liblraryld reports on Chowhound. "I know many people think this area is a culinary wasteland. Well, it's slowly changing, and for the better."
Kuro Kuma Espresso & Coffee [West Harlem]
121 LaSalle Street (near Broadway), Manhattan
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