A Pit Stop for Breakfast – The Mercury Dime

[I know I’m supposed to write about a dinner that took place about two…almost three weeks ago but I don’t feel motivated to write such a lengthy post about it yet. So, bear with me as I have a short post for you about my stop at the newly minted, The Mercury Dime.]

Exterior of Mercury Dime
Exterior

I believe good coffee is the reason why I get my butt up early from bed and go to the city for work. For the past week or two, I heard of The Mercury Dime is opening and stopping in the nabe to check it out. The problem is, they’re still closed, leaving me a tired, cranky person who is in dire need of COFFEE! (No, I’m not a coffee addict. I just depend on it when I have little sleep or when I crave it). On Tuesday (when I stopped in), they’re finally opened!

Looking at the (coffee) bar The view out the window
View of the bar (on the left); view out the window (on the right)

Coffee Menu
Coffee Menu

As I perused the menu, I thought to myself do I need a straight-up espresso shot or just go for the cappuccino? Gauging on how much I need the caffeine, I didn’t need it as bad as other days so I went for the cappuccino. The barista was kind enough to give me a Regina sesame cookie despite the fact I didn’t order anything to eat.

A light breakfast
Breakfast


You could tell there’s an absence of pretty latte art on this cup of joe but the taste makes up for it – bold and smooth with a hint of fruit at the end without much milk to get in the way. The Regina cookie is from De Robertis Pasticceria. Even though I haven’t been to that bakery but this cookie is good – a crunchy, nutty element to go with this cappuccino.

Ah…I wouldn’t mind lingering in this laid-back, lounge-y café but I have to go to work. I bid the barista farewell and hope to stop by again if I’m ever motivated to get out of my house early.

Address:
The Mercury Dime

246 East 5th Street
New York, NY 10003