The Absolute Best Lattes in New York

"Founded on a Greenpoint corner and roasted next door, Grumpy has grown to eight locations scattered around town. Frowny-face name and strict laptop-deterrent policies aside, baristas tend to be affable, and locations adapt themselves well to their respective neighborhoods. (Grumpy at Grand Central Terminal tends to be all business, while the Chelsea outlet is the kind of place where its Madagascar vanilla-infused, smoked-salt-sprinkled, marshmallow lattes should be savored.) No matter where you go, traditional lattes are made with Heartbreaker, an ever-evolving house blend that always hits distinct notes of caramel and bright, subtle acidity."

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