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We review Stumptown Coffee Roasters in NYC’s Ace Hotel

Stumptown Coffee, Ace Hotel, W 29th St

Opening on Labor Day, 2009, Stumptown Coffee Roasters in the Ace Hotel, on the corner of W 29th & Broadway, not only helped launch the nascent NoMad neighborhood (north of Madison Square Park), but also helped usher in the ongoing boom of specialty coffee shop openings in New York City.

Manager Lizz Hudson, Stumptown Coffee, Ace Hotel, W 29th St
Manager Lizz Hudson

To be sure, there was Third Wave coffee to be had in the city before Stumptown came along, but this particular shop was the harbinger of an accelerating wave that shows no signs of abating. There are very few, if any of the original staffers (the ones in these pictures) still working here, and in fact, Stumptown alumni can be found spreading the gospel at many serious coffee shops around the five boroughs (or at least the three we know of that have specialty coffee), including Variety in East Williamsburg, and Cafe Grumpy in Greenpoint.

Click the link for our review of Stumptown Coffee Roasters in the Ace Hotel.

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