Nov 2, 2010

"Be nice or go home"

A few weekends ago, I wandered to the Ninth Street Espresso in Alphabet City as it had been on my list for quite some time. The inside wasn't nearly as photogenic as I had hoped, so I creeped on this flat-capped fellow and on this group sitting outside instead. As for the cappuccino, it's hard/impossible to seriously distinguish between all these fantastic and well-made espresso drinks at the growing list of fine cafes I've now been to, especially if I'm not tasting them side by side. I mean, what can I really tell you about it? It's certainly as good as all the others, but I'm not sure when or if I'll be able say one cappuccino is better than the next, not at this level of cafe anyway.

Oh yes, and the house rules are posted as such:

-No cell phones at the counter.
-No pets allowed in the shop.
-Restroom for customers only.
-Please order from the menu.
-Wifi is free, the seat is not.
-One seat per customer.
-Cash Only.
-Be nice or go home.

Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free do-- (oops I can't make out what it says here, but I'm assuming "dog"? Hehehe.)

Ninth Street Espresso | 700 E 9th Street (Multiple locations)


  1. You have good creeping skills. I always shit myself when trying to take photos of others, i'm afraid they'll rip my camera off me in anger.

  2. Haha! Love that they'd post a sign like that about unattended children. I just love your processing on the first large vertical pic on the left. It looks so filmy. And how classic is that dude's hat? I never see that style around here. Sigh.

  3. I love your blog! It's so refreshing..

  4. They sure have a lot of rules. ;)

  5. this place looks incredibly amazing.. I would definitely go for a coffee there. Such a pitty I don´t live anywhere close. Amazing pictures, by the way! :)