Blue Bottle Coffee, originally from San Francisco, has opened a branch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If you are an amateur gourmet and a professional foodie, this is the coffee shop for you. Located in a gorgeous old factory building on Berry Street, take your out of town friends here to impress them with your elite taste in caffeinated beverages.
- Great Coffee
- Wonderful Service
- Cool Atmosphere
- Long Lines
Address: 160 Berry St., at N. 5th St.
Telephone: (718) 387-4160
Nearest subway: L Train to Bedford Ave. - Map
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 8 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Blue Bottle Coffee is a coffee shop meant for stopping in to get a cup - there are few chairs and the back of the place is a roastery, so don't plan a date here. However, going in for some coffee is worth the trip.
Blue Bottle's Coffee philosophy is roasting on a small scale, preparing every single cup of coffee for each person. When you order a coffee, the barista will prepare the cup specifically for you, letting the drip go through the grounds directly into your mug. And of course the grounds are roasted in house: take a look at the equipment while you wait for your order to come up. Drip coffee usually ranges from $2.50 to $3.75 a cup, depending on where the beans are from, and iced coffees will set you back $4 or $4.25. Their milk comes from the local Battenkill Valley Cremery, and chocolate from Mast Brothers Chocolate, a factory just up the street. Though it's a pricier experience, Blue Bottle takes pride in their work. You won't be disappointed by the quality.