The bright red bench signals you are in the right place. Gasoline Alley Coffee takes it name from its surroundings – this section of NoHo was once home to mechanics, gas stations and tire shops. This area has joined the gentrification of lower Manhattan, making bespoke coffee houses and boutiques the now typical establishments. You can feel the intent behind the interiors of the space in both locations; well-designed simplicity of wooden counters, cement floors, white washed walls and huge windows make the spaces sparse yet inviting – the bench seating along the windows is perfect for sipping and watching life walk by.
Co-owners Nick Carnevale and Neville Ross set about to provide the best coffee available. A partnership with Intelligentsia Coffee, Gasoline Alley Coffee is roasted and sourced with a serious commitment to the best beans from around the globe. The simple menu offers everything you need for your perfect cup of coffee; the Cortados are rich in flavour, tasting the roast of the beans that is too often masked by the steamed milky froth, while the Americanos deliver the nuisances of the roast with clarity. Also on offer are perfect accompaniments from serious sweet masters Dough, Baking Soda, Ceci Cela, and Bondi Bikkies.
Gasoline Alley Coffee has two locations, both with accents of red that will catch your eye, just as your nose picks up the scent, and draws you through the door.