If all hotel cafes were this cool, you'd never come home. Stumptown, the revered Portland coffee purveyor that supplies some of the city's most noteworthy coffee spots (Cafe Pedlar, Ninth Street Espresso), finally has a New York flagship to call their own. Lizz Hudson, who managed the shop's installation, explains that the boutique Ace Hotel chain (which also originates in the Northwest) and the Stumptown folks have long been mutual admirers, which makes this pairing a natural fit. While the Red Hook-roasted coffee (French press and espresso only, no drip) is the main attraction, the shop's vintage apothecary feel, polite staff and pastries from Prime Meats and Ceci-Cela elevate it to destination status. There's no seating in the small storefront, but the Ace encourages patrons to sip in the stunning, Gangs of New York-style adjoining lobby.