Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Grant, the barista, made me a macchiato that was truly amazing and gave me a much needed jolt on such a soggy day. Grant uses Stumptown Coffee, but I suspect that his skill as a barista has much to do with the rich tan layer of crema on the well-shot espresso.
If you aren't a coffee drinker, no problem. Grant also makes a great cup of tea, using leaves from Bellocq Tea Atelier in Greenpoint.
But 'First Place Provisions' is more than an espresso bar. It is actually also a deli and health food store, which carries everything from specialty, organic foods to snacks to cigarette and even pet food. And beer. Lots and lots of beers from around the world.
In the future, this place will also be making sandwiches. The owner told me that he will get his bread from Sullivan Street Bakery.
In short, imagine 'First Place Provisions' as a one-stop corner deli, just better. Much much better. It's definitely a great addition to the neighborhood.