I recently had the opportunity to travel to New York City for a week to visit my sister. One of our first stops was this trendy cafe and bakery called Bibble & Sip, with the affectionate motto “B.S. All You Want.” Located on West 51st St., this spot is often crowded and bubbling with a warm, social atmosphere. The coffee here was the best Americano I’ve found on the East Coast, but the experience goes beyond just the amazing beverages. Bibble & Sip also offers a variety of pastries and baked goods, and you literally can’t go wrong when choosing a treat to go with your cup of gourmet coffee or tea. I enjoyed the matcha cream puff, which is filled with sweet white chocolate mousse and dusted with green matcha powder. It may look strange, but it is the most delicious and messy thing to eat.
I also got to try the Alpaca bar, which is like a soft granola bar made with apples, dark chocolate, golden raisins, walnuts, and oat streusel, and topped with a drizzle of caramel.
Coffee: 11/10. I didn’t try any of the fancy brewed coffees, just the Americano, but the espresso here is amazing. Rich and dark with zero bitterness, and tastes delicious hot or cold.
Atmosphere: 7/10. It’s a nice homey, warm, and inviting atmosphere, but at some times of the day it can be very crowded, and there often isn’t a place to sit. This would not be a great place to go for some studying or work, but would definitely be on my list of eateries to visit with friends or coworkers for brunch or an afternoon out in Manhattan.
Location: 8/10. Located in Midtown Manhattan, it’s right in the middle of things and is a great spot for tourists or any locals that live in the area.