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Wonder City Coffee & Donuts

The Brindle Room
277 E. 10th St., New York, NY 10009 40.728287 -73.982699
nr. Ave. A  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-529-9702 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Coffeehouse, Dessert / Ice Cream Shop
  • Price Range: $

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  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10

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    3 Reviews | Write a Review

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Official Website

brindleroom.com

Hours

Daily, noon-4pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.

Prices

$1.75

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Even though Jeremy Spector is happily ensconced at his East Village restaurant, the Brindle Room, he hasn’t forsaken his hobby of creating fast-food concepts. First there was haute hot-doggery Dogmatic Dogs; now, there’s Wonder City Coffee & Donuts, a breakfast prototype in his dining room. Inspired in part by the proliferation of Dunkin’ Donuts shops in the hood (five within a six-block radius!), Spector and partner Tiffany Dorman tossed out their espresso machine, built a pour-over coffee bar, and schooled themselves in the art and science of single-cup filter-drip brewing.

The Plowshares and Gimme! coffee is bright, fresh, and nicely balanced, but it’s the old-fashioned sinkers that really stand out. They’re slightly crisp on the outside and light and airy within. In homage to the old Spudnuts chain, Spector achieves this exquisitely springy texture by adding mashed potatoes to the dough, and offers three toppings: caramel, chocolate-hazelnut, and powdered sugar. Taking a page out of Totonno’s playbook, he plans to serve them hot each morning until the dough runs out.

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