Location: 335 E. 6th St.
People: RB and myself
Feelings: Abraco is indeed an East Village's coffee favorite, but if you want to avoid the crowd and enjoy an amazing cup of pour over coffee ($2.50) sitting down, Elsewhere Espresso on a block away is the place to be. With large windows and wooden benches and a few tables-- what a way to relax while reading through their Bazaar magazines and New York Times.
There is also a very clean and spacious bathroom in the back, which is a must for a relaxing cafe. If you are serving highly diuretic coffee, having a nice bathroom is a prerequisite. After finishing up their giant cup of Indonesian coffee from Coffee Lab Roasters, I can try different types of pour over. Drink and repeat.