A coffee shop is only as good as its… crockery? I’m beginning to notice a pattern here! Crêpe Bar has its jazzy blue cups of Heart Coffee, Fondation Café has its lime green cups of filtered Belleville Brûlerie Coffee, and Happy Bones has [its] tortoise shell spoons stirring up Counter Culture Coffee.
The signature spoon and #dailycortado hashtag make the Happy Bones brew easily identifiable throughout social media, but finding the coffee shop at 394 Broome Street is isn’t as easy. The New Yorker QG is located at a crossroads amidst the Soho, Nolita, Little Italy, and Chinatown neighborhoods of the Lower East Side (Downtown NYC). The popular spot comfortably sits approximately 10 - well, 15, if you include the standing bar and bench outside – and while I could suggest you beat the “morning rush” to reserve your spot, is there really a preferred time for java? Coffee shops aren’t just a fuel-and-go station nowadays. Tyler Wells (formerly of Handsome Coffee Roasters) proposes that, “The role of a coffee bar in today’s society is really interesting and it’s pretty important. A lot of people use [the] coffee bar for an office, it’s a meeting place, it’s a place to have a social interaction with strangers, or people you will probably run into that you know.” Happy Bones does offer a selection of pastries including croissants and cookies; nevertheless, you will find an Apple or two close at hand!