This was the very first coffee shop I had the pleasure of visiting in New York on a cold, rainy day. The dreariness of the day seemed to be doing its best to seep into the space the whole time I was there. I kept warm with my coffee, which had that fruity flavor to it and a croissant from their small pastry selection. It is much larger on the inside than it seems on the outside with plenty of wooden decor and exposed brick. They do their own roasting and have retro inspired red boxes of coffee available for sale as well. Ample seating, a few pastries and bakery items to tie over your hunger pains, and serious coffee. Check it out if you're ever in the area.
I actually saw this place on my way to a late lunch with my friend the day before and the exterior looked really interesting so I made note of what the spot was called according to my Google Maps and decided I'd return the next day. And voila! I did. :)
Super quirky on the outside, Little Skips is a really intimate little coffee spot. A majority of the patrons were midtwenty's - midthirtys so it had a grownup cool factor to it. The barista was totally cool (ask for Elliott - he's the bomb) and helped me make my plethora of coffee shop decisions: Small to go cup, Medium to go cup or dine-in mug; cinnamon raisin swirl bagel, pumpernickel bagel, regular bagel, muffins?; what do you want on the bagel?...the list goes on and on. I would say it was a little stressful, but I honestly just had no idea the amount of options they provide. The space is small but their menu is quite extensive. Sammies and a bunch of options for making your custom fitted bagel. Next time I visit, I'll have to try one of the more savory bagel options but seeing as it was my first New York Bagel ever, I decided to go with cinnamon-swirl (which they make in house!) with cream cheese and a regular coffee with almond milk. They also had a $10 minimum on cards so I opted in for a banana chocolate chip muffin for the road.
Seating in here like I said is quite intimate. They have bar type seating against the front window, about six small 2-3 person tabels, a couple of high top tables, and 2 picnic benches. I shared a picnic table with a couple of people and was able to get some shots of it.
Overall, I can't wait to go back to NY and explore not only more coffeeshops but the inventive bagels they've got going on here!
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