Brooklyn >Restaurants > Gorilla Coffee Inc
97 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.679674 -73.977949
Daily, 7am - 9pm
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
what happened to this place? – This place has excellent coffee, if you like it strong, that is, but the staff that I grew to know and love is disappearing at an alarming rate. All the baristas that I used to come in and talk to no longer work there, and I hear nothing but complaints about the owner. It's true that the bathroom is consistently filthy, especially when it gets busy, and they've made some nice rennovations, but I always feel like the place could be alot cleaner.
Great coffee, bad attitude – The coffee is good and strong, but the employees (except for one or two) are aloof to downright rude. Maybe they once were the only game in town for a great cup of joe, but no longer. (Check out Mule one block away on 4th).
Great coffee, bad management – Delicious, fresh coffee. Not great ownership. Expensive gift sets. But man, the coffee's good, it can't be denied.
Good coffee, bad bad owner. – The coffee is great. The music is great. The decor is great. The staff is funny and also just really great. The bathroom is disgustingly dirty but I've overlooked that. However, I'm not going back. For four days the owner of Gorilla has left her employees without air conditioning in this record breaking heat. The staff walks around like zombies and they look ill. It is at least 15 degrees hotter inside Gorilla than outside. I am appalled that they are forced to work without any AC. It's embarrassing and says too much about the owner.
User review by slsolis – Neighborhood feel, world-class quality; great place to pick up a drink and run, or if time allows, hang-out for a good vibe
gorilla goodness – Gorilla makes a damn fine cup of joe and gives Park Slope some rock and roll chutzpah. I love their smooth and strong ice coffee...and am running out to get one now.
Park Slopers go ape-crazy for freshly roasted organic java and the politics that brought it there. – In Short
Coffee aficionados will immediately note the huge red roaster capable of handling 30 pounds of beans at a time. As large wall maps and nearby burlap sacks attest, those coffee beans (which are all fair trade-certified) hail from Africa, Indonesia and South America. Free Wi-Fi access means customers with laptops often occupy the small Formica tables flanked by Eames-style chairs. The small display case of brownies and cookies is a sweet addition.
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