Check out Cafe Grumpy in Chelsea; coffee was good; service varied from good to ... well ... grumpy. 9th St Espresso was also good. One of the dudes from Dallis Coffee was doing his Q grader exam when I did my cupping course at Coffeelab; would have loved to have visited them, but didnt have the time to get out to Queens. Let me know if you get to. There are a bunch of other places that people recommend; for example, I never got to check out Gimme.