You’ll walk right by it and never know it’s there. St. Kilda Coffee in New York is just across 8th Ave on 44th St. from the Majestic (Phantom…probably never closing) and St. James (Something Rotten as of right now) theaters. It’s down under a residential building with the street level sign, literally at street level…as in..your feet.
With a plethora of Starbucks in the vicinity, it’s nice to have an indie joint so close to the theater district. They are open 7-7 most days, and are serving up the a pretty standard drink menu crafted from beans roasted by Birch Coffee (local NYC company).
The Flat White I ordered was decent enough, but the espresso didn’t really hold up to the milk.
There was a pretty typical 3rd wave aroma to the drink, but the flavor of the espresso was totally drowned by the milk. I don’t know if the fault was drink assembly, or just that the shot was off near the end of the day.
However, if you want to support an indie spot, and get something infinitely better than Starbucks, and are near 44th St., check out St. Kilda Coffee.