Kaffe 1668 is a downtown coffee lover’s little secret, Bone Thug n Hominy suggests, a serious-minded café that grinds single-origin beans and brews on state-of-the-art Clover machines. “You rarely see this place on the list of New York’s best coffee shops,” he says, “but it’s the best cup of drip coffee in the city.” Prices are steep, he adds, at $3 to $4.50 a cup, but connoisseurs will appreciate the quality and attention to detail. firni likes the hot cocoa, muffins, and especially the coffee (“no cream or sugar is needed, which is a first for me”).
Kaffe 1668 [Tribeca]
275 Greenwich Street (between Warren and Murray streets), Manhattan
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