NYC Restaurants

Cafe Gitane
242 Mott Street
New York, NY, 10012
(212) DE4-9552 Map

Cuisine: Cafe

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Cititour Review:
I love a good cappuccino, but finding one in Manhattan can be an ordeal. Often times there's not enough foam or it turns into a milky mess made by amateurs working in assembly line fashion. At three bucks or more I expect quality. Often times I leave disappointed and in some cases I simply toss it in the trash.

That brings me to Cafe Gitane, a bustling little cafe on Mott Street. This friendly place, with a funky portait of Jimmy Hendrix behind the counter, turns out to be a perfect spot for a cup of joe, and in this case a perfect cappuccino.

It arrived with a thick head of foam circled by a thin ring of espresso. It was a beautiful site to see. The foam was stiff enough to form little peaks. Below was a rich layer of dark espresso. A sugar cube dropped from above formed the perfect valley as it settled to the bottom of my cup. Yes, they use real cups here. Not the paper kind. A few sips later it was almost gone. As I wiped away my foam mustache I prepared for my final sip. It was steeped in sweetness from my half melted sugar cube and couldn't help but wonder how sweet this little place is.
Review By: Sam Sayegh

Neighborhood: NoLita


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