Named for NoHo's former nickname (you guessed it, "Gasoline Alley"), the tiny shop has breezy doors and windows on both sides, kept wide open in beautiful weather. The space has an amazing, open feel to it-- no clutter at all, which leads they eye to the one prominent feature: a bicycle hanging on the wall right above the espresso machine. A few stools allow you to linger over your espresso for a few minutes, once in a while a laughing group will take over the corner or a loner will write poetry over a cappuccino.
The baristas are the real deal- nice, charming people, just the right amount of hipster, and they make great coffee.
The drink in the picture is their cortado-- a really small cappuccino.