Cafe Marchio is a “Roman-style” (a.k.a. standing room-only) coffee shop/cafe from the people behind Union Square Cafe. If you’ve ever been to spots like Ramona in Greenpoint or Sisters in Clinton Hill, Caffe Marchio will look familiar - the same design team did this place, and it’s a similarly attractive space.
Because there are no seats, Marchio is more of a place you’d stop in for a solo escape from the office than a meeting location. In addition to coffee, they serve cocktails, a small lunch menu, a smaller breakfast menu, and many pastries. But you’re here for one thing above all else: the Granita Di Caffe, a little cup of shaved coffee ice covered in whipped cream. It’s, as you would expect, outstanding.