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Gorilla Coffee - Independent Coffee Shop and Roasters on 5th Avenue and Baltic Street in Park Slope


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Yet another lovely independent business in Brooklyn.

Gorilla Coffee is a corner coffee shop and roaster in Park Slope. The handful of red topped tables evoke 1950s/60s era diner. An old guy wearing a fedora behind the bar is taking orders, a young hipstery Asian woman is making coffee. Cafe au lait and an almond pastry to go please.

oh, yeah, the Gorilla art is great too.   

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Yet another lovely independent business in Brooklyn.

Gorilla Coffee is a corner coffee shop and roaster in Park Slope. The handful of red topped tables evoke 1950s/60s era diner. An old guy wearing a fedora behind the bar is taking orders, a young hipstery Asian woman is making coffee. Cafe au lait and an almond pastry to go please.

oh, yeah, the Gorilla art is great too.   

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Your story warmed my heart. However, six years ago, it wasn't quite so rosy:

Apr 11, 2010 - "Gorilla Coffee Workers Aren't Coming Back" by Oliver Strand on dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com

But then:

Apr 27, 2010: - "Brewing Coffee Again After A Barista Walkout" by Diane Cardwell on nytimes.com

So it sounds like the owners either fixed what was wrong, or this was a he-said/she-said situation, and we may never know without some serious digging. I'd say that, at the minimum, there was probably a lack of communication between owners and staff for this to have happened so abruptly.

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