Madman Espresso — 75.4 decibels

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

The music was louder than is should have been at Madman Espresso, and the espresso maker was, without doubt, the loudest we have ever heard.   But the service was perfect and the small space was not crowded.  If the music volume had been lower, the space would have been more than tolerable.  As it was, tolerable is the best one could hope for.

That said, there aren’t many coffee options around New York Eye & Ear and Madman Espresso is right across the street, so it is worth considering a visit there if you are in the neighborhood.  The coffee was very good and the barista couldn’t have been nicer.   You could do worse.


Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Street (betw. 1st and 2nd Avenues), New York, NY 10003


Madman Espresso


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