My ever-so-hip father introduced me to Stumptown Coffee at the Ace Hotel, and I’m ashamed to admit now that I had no idea it existed, even though it’s only three blocks from my office. I stopped by here today to pick up a pound of coffee for my dad, and I found out it comes with a free small coffee! ($11/lb). All of the men working behind the counter look like Newsies, and are very friendly (an anomaly in NYC baristas).
The best part about this location is that it’s connected to the Ace Hotel, which is a hipster magnet, but also a great quiet place to read and sip your coffee. The lobby is beautiful, and has tons of comfy chairs, big oak tables to work on laptops, and areas to gather a group of friends. It’s the kind of place you want to smoke a pipe and wear an ascot. Another nice feature is that they have waiter service around the lobby, so you don’t need to wait in the line at Stumptown to get a coffee and a bite to eat. It looks like they have a ton of yummy pastries, which of course, I can’t try to tell you how they are.
Just a nice Oasis in the Flatiron district, and has yet to get too hyped or busy.
Note for Michiganders: Rumor is that Stumptown is going to be coming to Ann Arbor sometime soon, care of Comet’s Coffee in Nickel’s Arcade. Apparently Stumptown requires that vendors be trained by an actual Stumptown staff member on how to brew their coffee, so Comet is saving up to fly someone out to Ann Arbor to train them.
Coffee is delicious, very strong, and $2 for a small. Also, they make their cappuccino foam into a heart sometimes.
Stumptown Coffee at the Ace Hotel
20 West 29th Street (Between Broadway and Fifth Ave)