Joe the Art of Coffee

© Nola Lopez
An indulgently thick-foamed latte at Joe.

True coffee aficionados in Manhattan's West Village usually fall into one of two camps—Joe or Jack's , both known for their thick-foam-as-art-topped espresso drinks. Jonathan Rubinstein (of Joe) and Jack Mazzola (of Jack's) now seem like they're conquering the rest of Manhattan at record pace. As reported on, Jack's just opened its third outpost in Nolita's Rice restaurant. And this just in: A fourth Joe is scheduled to open June 9 in Grand Central Terminal's Graybar Passage.