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Gorilla Coffee

97 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11217
at Park Pl.
718-230-3244

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9
Food: 9
Service: 9
Décor: 7
"Highly Recommended"

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Great beans for drip coffee

By gingerngin on 11/4/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I purchased the Poco Fundo blend, on a recommendation. I made drip coffee with it (tiny Mr. Coffee machine, nothing fancy) in my office. The coffee was so good, I don't even need to add milk or sugar. I can only imagine how good it must be made in a proper machine.

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71 out of 157 people found this review helpful.

Great Coffee

By theslopeisdope on 2/9/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Heavily bodied, strong coffee...verging on Turkish in style. Very busy on the weekends so plan on a line out the door. I gave it 5 for the food because the muffins are pretty bland, not a knock on the coffee.

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74 out of 149 people found this review helpful.

Gorilla is the best

By mrpswitz on 6/2/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Best shot or coffee in the 5 B-and organic and fair trade too, what's not to love??? while the recent flood of new shops all claim to have the best coffee and the "seattle & portland" or "european" third wave approach (if its so great then why do you all leave and come to our town?)-these chick s really DO have the best and they roast thier own beans in BROOKLYN not seattle or chicago or north carolina either. Buy Local! Buy Gorilla!

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88 out of 169 people found this review helpful.

Cafe Delicious

By shaneferro on 2/2/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been searching for a good drip coffee since arriving from California last August. Gorilla beats out anything in Manhattan. I am normally not terribly hardcore, but I would drink this coffee black any day. I was out of cash and they have a $10 min. credit card limit, so I got some beans as well as a cup. I have been in heaven ever since.

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211 out of 323 people found this review helpful.

Worth waiting in line for

By hautepanda on 3/12/2007

  • Overall Rating: 0
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  • Yes, I would go back!

The line goes out the door on weekends, but moves pretty quickly. Completely worth it. I still think this is the best coffee in the 5 boroughs, with Mud a close second and Joe's a distant third. One of the few places whose decaf is almost as good as their regular. . . as good as the best Seattle, Vancouver, or Sydney have to offer, and I don't say that lightly. Plus, it's a pleasant, hip scene - you can sit there with a MacBook pro and a copy of the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle if that's what you're into, and if you aren't, you can follow the unshaven stroller-folks out the door, sneaking sips of your amazing coffee as you go.

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