Midtown Manhattan. It can be a really scary place, full of tourists, businessmen/women, and weird cell phone accessory, perfume and bag stores. But, there’s somewhere you can go to escape all of that anxiety provoking energy, and have a great cup of coffee in a simple, yet chic environment. That would be Culture Espresso in Midtown.
Quality coffee, some baked goods, and chandeliers are what make up this coffee spot. They focus on working with one coffee roaster at a time, and right now, they’re partnering with Heart Coffee Roasters from Portland.
I went for my old faithful, Americano. It had a great, smooth flavor, that I was able to enjoy without any added sugar or milk, which, is always a good sign.
Name: Culture Espresso
Location: 72 West 38th Street, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? While the area gives me agita, this is a really nice safe haven to escape it all.
Would I recommend it? Yes, they have a really relaxed, chic vibe there with some really great coffee. And who doesn’t feel fancy around some chandeliers?