Coffee Chronicles: East Broadway To Become "Coffee Alley"


[Photos: Liz Clayton]

On the heels of its quiet Sunday dominance of the Hester Street Market and a soft weekend opening, Dora NYC is up and running on the Lower East Side at 221 East Broadway.

Nicole Slaven's mostly-standing-room boîte leads the East Broadway coffee revolution in a neighborhood more than ready for a cup of competition. (Watch out for Cafe "we-said-we-would-stop-at-three" Grumpy's fourth location to open just up the block in the coming months.)

Dora NYC continues to serve Stumptown beans and offers a wide variety of retail treats (from "penny" candies to particularly esoteric Chemex carafes) along with espresso-based drinks and pourover drip coffee. With easy access to the F train, two bridges, Chinatown buses, and the Doughnut Plant, a stop here should be a no-brainer for anyone looking to drink a cup or replenish their homebrewing supplies.

coffee-112410-2.jpgAdded bonus—Dora's sometime-barista/owner-boyfriend/Stumptown-roaster-in-residence Ed Kaufmann (previously seen at Cafe Grumpy, Kaffe 1668 and Cafe Pedlar) will be on hand Fridays to prepare some of the most stunning espressos, macchiatos, cappuccinos, and lattes in the city... at least if last week's delicious examples are anything to go by.

Dora NYC

221 East Broadway, New York NY 10002 (map)