This petite, eight-seat specialty coffeeshop in Morningside Heights peddles Counter Culture beans, espresso shots pulled from a gleaming La Marzocco machine and Balthazar croissants and scones. The restored cherrywood floors and a wall of sky-blue tiles behind the counter make for a serene, Zen-like room, which is no fluke—the shop's name is Japanese for "black bear," an homage to nearby Sakura Park, a Japanese cherry-blossom garden.
Kuro Kuma Espresso & Coffee
|Venue name:||Kuro Kuma Espresso & Coffee||Contact:|
121 La Salle St
|Cross street:||between Amsterdam and Claremont Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 7am-9pm; Sun 8am-9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 125 St|
|Price:||Average coffee: $2. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|