Grumpy is anything but. Tucked away from busy avenues, it can be hard to spot. If you're on the lookout, keep an eye out or you might miss it!
Grumpy could be considered a hipster or hipster wanna-be haven. It was more of the casual vibe that I enjoyed, other than their drinks. Like Stumptown, they had lots of pastries from other bakeries and retailers but they had some of their own as well. I was eyeing their banana bread but sadly it sold out.
My favorite drink of choice here has been their hot chocolate; the pretty design was a plus. Latte art isn't just for coffee anymore! Not your ordinary hot cocoa I'd say, it's creamy and rich without being too heavy. They also had a good selection of tea, the peach blossom tasted clean, elegant, and light; Perfect hot or iced.
Now, what makes Grumpy a little different is their approach to technology. They recently put a no laptop policy into action and this includes Wi-Fi. So my fellow writers and bloggers beware! If your work requires an internet connection you might have to look elsewhere. But I honestly think this adds to their charm. Without your tech you're forced to speak with your friends instead, but hey, good coffee goes well with good conversation. The music they play is mellow enough that you can still read your book. And it's pretty cool to see people actually talking rather than staring at their screens.
Check out Grumpy at W. 20th bwtn. 7th and 8th avenue.