Best coffee bar [tie] - 2004
JOE, THE ART OF COFFEE; JACK'S STIR BREW
At JOE, THE ART OF COFFEE I often spot Philip Seymour Hoffman; at JACK'S STIR BREW it's Daniel Day Lewis. Which star do I prefer? Can't decide, and not sure about the coffee, either. While Joe dribbles and foams the city's most flavorful and scientifically accurate cup of cappuccino, Jack uses a domey contraption that stirs the grounds as they brew to make his subversively authentic plain diner coffee. Joe is modern, sunlit, and spacious; Jack's has a dark, Catskilly feel, and also sells maple syrup. You'd better decide for me.