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A few places in Greater Boston and New York with a good reputation and an espresso focus.

Greater Boston

Simon's Coffee Shop
1736 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-497-7766.

Diesel Cafe
257 Elm St., Somerville, 617-629-8717; www.diesel-cafe.com.

1369 Coffee House
1369 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-576-1369; 757 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-576-4600; www.1369coffeehouse.com.

Caffe Graffiti
307 Hanover St., North End, 617-367-3016; www.caffegraffiti.com.

New York

Ninth Street Espresso
700 East 9th St., Greenwich Village, 212-358-9225; www.ninthstreetespresso.com.

Joe the Art of Coffee
9 East 13th St., Greenwich Village, 212-924-7400; 141 Waverly Place, 212-924-6750; www.joetheartofcoffee.com.

Gimme! Coffee
495 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, 718-388-7771; www.gimmecoffee.com.

Café Grumpy
193 Meserole Ave., Brooklyn, 718-349-7623; www.cafegrumpy.com.

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