PIERMONT, N.Y. -- Rockland County is full of places to get your caffeine fix, but if you want to perk up with the strongest espresso, the richest cappuccino or the most thoughtfully made cuppa joe, there are a handful of absolute musts -- at least according to Daily Voice readers who selected three among the best of the best.
Who Has the Best Cup Of Joe in Rockland County?
Art Cafe of Nyack, Nyack
Bunbury's Coffee Shop, Piermont
Red Hill Cafe, New City
Each is now vying for a spot in our ongoing DVlicious contest. The winner will be chosen Monday, March 21 at 5 p.m., soon after voting closes. In the meantime, here’s a brief profile of one our our finalists. Each nominee is being highlighted this week before the ultimate reveal on Tuesday, March 22.
So start sipping, savoring– and voting. You can vote multiple times, though only once per day. The winner receives a DVlicious certificate and the honors of being the county’s charismatic favorite.
The Fine Grind: A quirky, little shop with a penchant for attracting bicyclists, Bunbury’s cultivates an devil-may-care atmosphere worthy of its namesake, Bunbury, the nonexistent friend of an aristocratic character in Oscar Wilde’s famous novel, “The Importance of Being Earnest.”
Folks come for its cozy corners and cheery yellow walls, but stay for its espresso which, according to Bunbury’s own blurb, has “a smooth, rich mellowness, not some namby-pamby sludge that tastes like burnt polyester.”
Most Popular Brew: Bunbury’s signature brew, reflecting the café’s unconventional ‘tude, is assertively called “Dog’s Bollix.” Its robust flavor, Bunbury’s says, “makes all other coffees totally irrelevant.” The café also sells more than 20 varieties of teas.
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