September 09, 2007
Manon Cafe, 74 Trinity Place, New York, NY
Coffee sampled: Illy French Roast
Offerings: Coffee, pastries, juices, PLUS Leonidas Belgian Chocolates.
Unique Drinks: Hot Chocolate made with real Belgian Chocolate.
Interior: The blue and white walls remind me of a doll house. The shop is huge with a second level that is also available for private parties. There are ornate mirrors and pretty decorations all over the walls and even the "no smoking" signs are framed.
Music: Classical or contemporary music from a local radio station.
Clientele: Young Wall Street professionals and tourists.
Free WiFi: No.
Credit Cards: Yes
Barista: Friendly young people who always have smiles on their faces.
Extras: Leonidas Belgian chocolate is also sold at Manon cafe. For a larger selection of chocolates, you can visit the main chocolate store at 485 Madison Ave.
Notes: The chocolates come directly from Belgium and are also available online at http://www.leonidas-chocolate.com