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The Bowery Coffee is a new little joint that sits on Houston Street between Elizabeth, and where else? Bowery, of course. It’s been open for about three months and has built a reputation in NoHo and the Lower East Side for dependably delicious coffee and incredible industrial decor.

The prices are pretty average…a little more than you’d pay at Stumptown. A cup of joe is 2.5, and a cortado is 3.5 (!!). the cortado was more bitter and less smooth than the almost perfect cortado I enjoyed at Stonestreet Cafe a few weeks ago, but it did the job well and I enjoyed a quiet afternoon watching people and reading a chapter or two of a book. I have to say, the wrought iron gate outside the coffee shop, brick walls, tin ceiling, and gracious service give this place a rustic ambiance and make it a pleasant place to spend an afternoon.

Seating? Take away? You can grab a coffee and go if you want, or you can kick your feet back and stay for a while (free Wi-Fi) at the bar or one of the four table.  Don’t worry, credit cards are accepted here (it’s not cash only!) too. Don’t worry about a wait, as generally it’s not overly crowded.

Did you know? The Bowery Coffee sells and brews Brooklyn-based Counter Culture Coffee, aaaaaaand if you’re hungry, there’s a selection of delicacies from The Doughnut Plant ready for immediate consumption.