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New Espresso Bar, Venticinque, Opens at 162 Fifth Avenue

An Italian espresso bar popped up on Friday on the former site of the oddly-named boutique "Love = ?", on Fifth between Douglass and Degraw. 

Venticinque is small and sleek, with a small counter and not much in the way of seating. The Italian owner seemed friendly and was eager to show off his gleaming espresso machine.

A small number of breakfast pastries are available, and the coffee is supplied by Counter Culture, which is gaining a reputation for its high quality. I had an espresso; this is good stuff.

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Reader Comments (11)

Tried it. Loved it.

I hope they cover up that Love=? business.

Put up a new awning!

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Woohoo! The Bull City (Counter Culture coffee) meets Park Slope! Can't wait to visit in February.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

its not very good. but i'll give it a second chance...

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Great coffee and the staff Is really nice. I'll be definitely going back again!

December 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

love this place. really good coffee and the staff is uber-friendly.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is my new favorite coffee shop in the neighborhood. Lattes are the best I've had in Park Slope, and within a few days, the staff knew my name and started asking me if I wanted "the usual." The place is small, but they've made it very pleasant with the simple and sophisticated decor. I worked there for a couple of hours, and was very comfortable. It can be a little slow, because they take a lot of care with each drink, but it's well worth the wait! The pastries are also good--especially the croissants and biscotti. I love this place.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Clean and classy!

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What a great place to go for espresso and not be bothered by anyone. I can sit back and enjoy every sip of my espresso.

January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Good review - just one thing: the owner is Israeli, not Italian. Not that this detracts from his ability to operate an espresso bar, just thought I'd gently correct the facts :)

January 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The best coffee in Park Slope.

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I wonder who supplys the bagels ? they are great

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