While LA beats NY in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Mexican etc, NY coffee (and beer) scene is just way ahead of LA. Checked out a couple of coffee places in NY, and the following 2 really stands out:
Cafe Grumpy @ Chelsea: Great single origin coffee, Clover really pulled out the floral note in their Sumatra coffee beans.
Bluebird Coffee @ Lower East Side. Counter Culture beans, best cup of latte ever, friendly barista/owner managed to achieve perfect harmony between milk and coffee.
So, I'm back in LA, and I'm really craving coffee at that level now. Where can I go ?
These are my regular coffee spots : Intelligensia (SIlverlake & Venice), Expresso Cielo (Santa Monica), Cafe Luxxe (Brentwood), Profeta (Westwood). Anywhere else?