While walking down Oliver Street in Chinatown one afternoon, I saw a doorway and a window with a sign that said Oliver Coffee. I am always on the lookout for tiny, local cafes and coffee shops and this place was perfect! In the summer, the little walk-up window allows you to order from the sidewalk, but the tiny interior is also a cozy place to sip your drink.
The inside is a very small, but uniquely decorated room. There is one main table in the middle, with a small handful of chairs surrounding it. On the back wall are dozens of publications available for purchase and perusal. On the left side, there is what I can only describe as a tiny international market. A small number of shelves with products from all over the world, things you would never see in normal markets and grocery stores, are available for purchase.
They serve one of my new favorite Brooklyn based coffee roasters, Variety Coffee, as well as matcha, an assortment of teas, and a few pastries as well. To top it all off, you can’t beat the prices. A large coffee is only $3.50!
This may be my new favorite hidden coffee spot, and if you visit, you’ll certainly see why!