Saturday, October 29, 2011

Where to Find BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE in NYC


Pass the Blue Bottle - My mantra, and that of so many other addicts who’ve been bitten by the Blue Bottle bug. Ever since discovering this San Francisco coffee roaster a few years ago in its hometown on the west coast, I’ve been experiencing California dreams from the east coast. I am just a fraction of the swelling caffeine cult following Blue Bottle Coffee has bred. Starting as a street cart serving coffee at California farmer’s markets in 2002, its bi-coastal expansion has dotted a cross-country trail leading straight to New York City. Alas, the boutique coffee trend of high-end varieties has swirled into our midst, but some manufacturers have remained more elusively underground and harder to find - Blue Bottle namely one of them. And with its Pacific-bred competitors like Starbucks and Stumptown on every corner (and in every borough), one wonders where else a Blue Bottle Coffee fix is possible. 

Courtesy of NYT Mag Selby


Courtesy of NYT Mag Selby
A reserved sigh of relief was breathed upon learning owner James Freeman opened their only storefront cafe and roastery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in March 2010 - reserved because it’s not the most convenient location for the wider non-L train riding NYC population. But thrilling buzz has surfaced that new store locations at Rockefeller Center and Chelsea’s 450 15th Street are projected to open by year-end.
Courtesy of artazaa
But you don’t have to be a wondering wanderer until then. As one of those hunter-gatherers, I have sought and found and am now spreading the wealth. Let us all reap the benefits of Blue Bottle bounty. Here is where you can hoard throughout NYC:

Blue Bottle, Berry Street Roastery
160 Berry St, Brooklyn
(718) 387-4160
www.bluebottlecoffee.net

Il Laboratorio del Gelato
95 Orchard St, Manhattan
212 343 9922
www.laboratoriodelgelato.com

Vosges
132 Spring St, Manhattan, 212-625-2929
1100 Madison Ave, Manhattan, 212-717-2929
www.vosgeschocolate.com

Lost Weekend NYC
45 Orchard St, Manhattan
917-261-2401
www.lostweekendnyc.com

Greene Grape Annex
680 Fulton St, Brooklyn
347-799-296
www.greenegrape.com

Caracas Arepa Bar
93 1/2 E 7 St, Manhattan, 212-529-2314
291 Grand St, Brooklyn, 718-218-6050
www.caracasarepabar.com

Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20 St, Manhattan
212-477-0777
www.gramercytavern.com

Luv Tea
14 Putnam Ave, Brooklyn
347-889-7435
www.luvteacafe.com

Barboncino
781 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn
718)-483-8834        
www.barboncinopizza.com        

Brucie
243 Court St, Brooklyn
347-987-4961
www.brucienyc.com

Bubby's
120 Hudson St, Manhattan, 212-219-0666
1 Main St, Brooklyn, 718-22-0666
www.bubbys.com

Sweet Praise Bistro
4996 Broadway, Manhattan
212-567-5009
www.sweetpraise.us

Roberta's
261 Moore St, Brooklyn
718-417-1118        
www.robertaspizza.com        

Brooklyn Taco Company at Essex Street Market
120 Essex St, Manhattan
646-820-8226
www.brooklyntaco.com

Battersby
255 Smith St, Brooklyn
718-852-8321
www.battersbybrooklyn.com

Limited Time Locations 

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk
106th St at Shore Front Pkwy, Queens
www.rockawaybeachclub.com
Summers

Brooklyn Flea Smorgasburg
East River Waterfront, Kent Ave & N 6 St, Brooklyn                   
www.brooklynflea.com/smorgasburg
Saturdays though Novemer

New Amsterdam Market
224 Front Street, Manhattan
212-766-8688
www.newamsterdammarket.org
Sundays through December

High Line Elevated Park at Chelsea Market Passage
10th Ave & 16th St, Manhattan
Through November

Mobile

Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwich Cart
Twitter @CoolhausNY
www.eatcoolhaus.com/new-york