A Little Birdie Told Me..

25 Dec

A little birdie told me about a whole list of NYC must-try mocha spots, one of which is the Bluebird coffee shop in the East Village. What a great find! During my NYC stay last weekend, Molly and I needed a pick me up after our intense work out at Physique 57 (you must try Physique!) SO we walked over to warm up with a mocha. Here’s what I thought:

Taste: 7

Molly and I both agreed that this tasted kind of like grown up hot chocolate; it is the perfect accompaniment to a cold afternoon.  It was not too sweet, not too bitter, just a great in between. So happy I was given a spoon to consume every last morsel of this mocha. I wish I could have tasted more of the coffee.

Appearance: 8

This is a beautiful mocha, don’t get me wrong. However, I have been seeing an awful lot of these flowery/hearty/snow angely designs and I am wondering if it is relatively easy to create this design?! I give it an 8 for being so beautiful and artsy but I think this cafe can get a bit more creative. AND I do think this mug and saucer compliment the mocha quite nicely.

Store Ambiance: 7

This is a teeny tiny little shop – perhaps six could comfortably sit inside. It is sleep, quiet place. It kind of feels like a room in your own home. There was a variety of people – a young family relaxing, a college age girl studying, and a young guy reading. I liked the decorations at this place. For example, if you look closely you can see the bluebird wallpaper above the man making my mocha. Also, I like the Rorschach-esque framed pictures on the wall. I would have loved to see a bit more color, some delicious snacks, and perhaps some comfier seating options.


Wishing you all a Happy Chanukkah and Merry Christmas!

1 Comment

Posted by on December 25, 2011 in New York


One response to “A Little Birdie Told Me..

  1. muriel

    December 26, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Dear Del Mocha Vista,
    A 7 – 8 – 7 rating for this Cafe. Very nice.
    I have decided to join in on this competition. When I feel ready to compete, that is I have made the best hot chocolate from the scrumptious Mexican chocolate Danny gives me, and I have found the best espresso beans for the coffee part, I will ask you to come over and critique my mocha. My hopes were to get a 5 – 5 – 5, but now I must raise the bar to this new high from The Bluebird Coffee Shop.


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