Cappuccino Update: Beans and Balance at Sant Ambroeus

A couple of things lift Sant Ambroeus’s cappuccino above the pack, says Sean Dell: top-notch coffee, made from Danesi beans from Italy, and milk gently steamed to the perfect temperature–“steamed, not scalded, as is usually the case in New York coffee shops,” says Sean. So no spoiled coffee, and no burnt mouth.

Via Quadronno also uses first-rate beans (Antica Tostatura Triestina) in a well-crafted cappuccino that Desidero compares to the ones in Italy.

Also recommended: Tarallucci e, Ninth Street Espresso, and hound hangout Joe which has just opened a third location inside the new Alessi store in Soho.

Sant Ambroeus [West Village]
259 W. 4th St., at Perry St., Manhattan
212-604-9254
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Sant Ambroeus [Upper East Side]
1000 Madison Ave., between E. 77th and 78th Sts., Manhattan
212-570-2211
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Via Quadronno [Upper East Side]
25 E. 73rd St., between Madison and 5th Aves., Manhattan
212-650-9880
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Tarallucci e Vino [Gramercy]
15 E. 18th St., between 5th Ave. and Broadway, Manhattan
212-228-5400
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Tarallucci e Vino [East Village]
163 1st Ave., at E. 10th St., Manhattan
212-388-1190
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Ninth Street Espresso [East Village]
700 E. 9th St., at Ave. C, Manhattan
212-358-9225
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Joe [Soho]
130 Greene St. near Prince, in Alessi store, Manhattan
212-941-7330
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Joe [Greenwich Village]
141 Waverly Pl., between 6th Ave. and Gay St., Manhattan
212-924-6750
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Joe [East Village]
9 E. 13th St., between 5th Ave. and University Pl., Manhattan
212-924-7400
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Board Links
Joe (The Art of Coffee) Opens in SoHo
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