For those who know coffee I'm sure you know that New Yorkers run on the stuff. And even though there are about two Starbucks' on every block or so, my heart lies with the smaller, more independent coffee places. Referring to my very first post on my blog "Coffee Shop Vibes," I feel these coffee shops can provide a different kind of environment, one that I don't really find with chains. What I also really love is that because they're more independent, often times you won't get the same look or feel; these places really make it their own, with the customers leaving their mark on the cafe, whether it is the music or energy.
This long ramble brings me to FIKA. Not only are their products good, but they also have aesthetics to a tee. Boy, am I happy that this location opened up. I love this one, more so than the others because of the space, cool jams, and industrial modern design. Cue a combo of 90s Eric Benét, J-pop, and chill lounge music. With the changing weather (hello sunshine!), the space will be even more gorg with their wide-open windows.
FIKAs are popping up around Manhattan, with another location a few blocks away from this one. If you visit, I recommend the Swedish cinnamon bun- one of the things that they're known for.
What kind of café settings do you guys seek out?
This FIKA location is located around West 15th and 6th avenue, directly across the street from Think Coffee.