The coffee here is genuinely great! I ordered a latte, after a month of travelling around the U.S. I hadn't had a real latte since leaving Australia, and it was (to my relief) a real latte. The flavour of the coffee lingered on the palate and had good depth. But more importantly the milk was treated with care! It was frothed to the perfect temperature and had the thick density required of a latte. In short it was nothing like the other poor excuses for a latte I had been served else where. I would recommend Ruby's to anyone who genuinely appreciates good coffee, especially to an Australian in New York who is in need of a real coffee and Vegemite toast!
Burgers that are raved about as the locals discover sweet chilli sauce on the Bronte Burger. And the burgers are nice and juicy and delightfully tasty. The coffee reminds me of mid 90's Sydney coffee from the likes of the Bondi Tratt or any if the cafes on the Bronte beach strip. But is the coffee likely to push the boundaries? Unlikely. Not really part of the modern independent cafe scene. It was a bit weak and not quite achieving a microfoam in the milk meant it separated quickly. In the area you'll get a much better coffee from Gasoline Alley (top of Mulberry) or Gimme (Mott St). In fact I headed straight to Gasoline Alley straight away to get my second afternoon hit.
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