in Europe have been important for hundreds of years as gathering
places that stimulate social and cultural life. As in European
cafes, drinking coffee in Manhattan Espresso Café is not
an end in itself so much as it is the stimulus for business and
social activities. People meet to discuss business, politics or
for a simple respite from one’s busy day. Coffee is not
only for pleasing the palate, but also for stimulating a sense
of community and social interaction.
Manhattan Espresso Café was inspired by the grand cafes
of Europe albeit using a more contemporary model applicable to
the modern American lifestyle. Whether it be the morning coffee
to start the day, a quick demitasse of espresso after lunch or
a cappuccino prepared in a porcelain cup, Manhattan Espresso Cafe
is at the center of a culture and social ritual that New Yorkers
have grown accustomed to.