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Simon’s Coffee Shop

Name: Simon’s Coffee Shop Location: 1736 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA Roasters: Barismo and Terroir Rating: 3

Simon’s Coffee Shop isn’t too far from Diesel or 1369 when it comes to cafe classifications. Inside is a nice version of your standard coffeehouse with worn wooden floors, a pressed tin ceiling, slightly touched up original […]

A Bluebird Will Arise from the Ashes

Name: Bluebird Coffee Shop Location: 72 East 1st Street, New York, NY Roasters: Counter Culture Coffee Rating: 3+

I couldn’t help but feel a bit like the harbinger of death after my visit to Simon Sips. Moments before I walked in the door, one of their long time baristas gave his notice, and […]

Sips Sans Simon

Update: Simon Sips has closed. Blue Bird Cafe, still using Counter Culture has opened in the same space.

Name: Simon Sips Location: 72 East 1st Street, New York, New York Roaster: Counter Culture Coffee Rating: 3

There’s a reason I tend not to hob-knob with coffee industry folks, and it’s not just because I don’t […]

Give It Up for Gimme!

Name: Gimme! Coffee Locations: 228 Mott Street and 495 Lorimer Street, New York, New York (and several upstate locations) Rating: 4

My relationship with Gimme! Coffee has been fraught with well-intended, but somewhat missed connections. My visit to Lorimer Street took place a short time before the start of this blog. A few months […]