You’ll step back in time as you enter McNulty’s, a West Village tea and coffee purveyor that has been in business since 1895. Looking around the small but well stocked store confirms the suspicion that much of that time was spent at the current Christopher Street location. Look up and you will see the patched tin ceiling, look down and observe the dinged brass scale still serviceable after decades of use. And be sure to breathe deeply as you wait for your order and enjoy the musky smell of freshly ground coffee comingling with the clean scents of the black, green, and herbal teas. There are a range of coffees from all parts of the world (and flavored coffees for those who like that sort of thing). There is also a large selection of loose, tinned, and bagged teas, coffee makers, tea pots, and related goods.
McNulty’s has two grinders and when both are working there will be noise. That said, during a short visit that included the use of one of the grinders the decibel reading was a very manageable 68.2. If you love tea or coffee, McNulty’s is not to be missed.
Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Summer hours: Closed Tuesdays