New York, New York. A city so nice they charge you twice. At the buzzing intersection of culture, art, enterprise, and entertainment, there’s a clear reason why this city never sleeps – no one wants to go to bed. Opportunity is brewing. With so many options, one must stay energized. To avoid decision fatigue for your coffee fix we’ve put together your ultimate guide – the best coffee shops in New York City.


Financial District


Jack's Stir Brew

Photo Cred: Jack’s Stir Brew

Who: Jack’s Stir Brew
Why: Jack Mazola is doin’ it right – serving organic, fair trade, and shade grown coffee.
He has a premium not only for product but also for community – hosting an honest and welcoming atmosphere at all six of his locations.
Where: 222 Front Street New York, NY
10038 between Beekman & Peck Slip Street

 

 

 

 

 


Chinatown / Two Bridges


 

Photo Cred: 12 Corners

Photo Cred: 12 Corners

Who: 12 Corners
Why: Proper coffee, delicious pastries, tasty muffins, amazing croissants. It’s all happenin’, man! The pastries, the muffins, the coffee! It’s all happenin’!
Where: 155 East Broadway between Rutgers & Allen Street

 


Lower East Side


Photo Cred: Caffe Vita

Photo Cred: Caffe Vita

Who: Caffe Vita
Why: Caffe Vita is, hands down, coffee ground, one of my favorite coffee shops around. The shop started in the Pacific Northwest and I’m SO SO SO SO thankful they made their way East. Go enjoy why for yourself.
Where: 124 Ludlow Street between Irvington & Delancey Street

 

 

 

 

 


East Village


Photo Cred: Huffington Post

Photo Cred: Huffington Post


Who:
Abraco Espresso
Why: It’s all about the Espresso here at Abraco. Their small shop, nestled along 7th Street, seems designed for a grab & go exchange, pouring you right back out into the NYC flow. Fitting for such a great neighborhood, grab a shot and take a walk down the eclectic and laid-back streets famous for alternative art, theater, music, and life. The vibrant energy of the East Village has welcomed and always will welcome individuals looking to fit in or stand out.
Where: 86 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003 between 2nd Ave & 1st Ave

 


Alphabet City


 

Photo Cred: Ninth Street Espresso

Photo Cred: Ninth Street Espresso

Who: Ninth Street Espresso
Why: No nonsense, down to business, good coffee. I particularly like their shop across from Tompkins Square Park. It’s a very peaceful & clean shop in the heart of Alphabet City. No wifi – so bring a book & park it.
Where: 314 East 10th Street between Ave A and Ave B

 

 

 


TriBeca


Photo Cred: Grub Street

Photo Cred: Grub Street

Who: La Colombe Torrefaction
Why: Warm and friendly digs serving artisanal coffee and cookies. They also serve pastries, but the cookies…yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Get the cookies. La Colombe is doing some really great things in the coffee world, they just introduced their Draft Latte…latte in a can anyone?! Need it.
Where: 319 Church Street, New York, NY 10013 between Lispenard & Walker

 


SoHo


Photo Cred: Ground Support

Photo Cred: Ground Support

Who: Ground Support Cafe
Why: Quite possibly the best stoop / window seating for people watching around town. I’ve spent many sunny Sunday afternoons here with a fresh cup and buttery croissant looking out at W. Broadway. Safe to say NYC people watching  is better than most TV programming.
Where: 399 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012 between Spring & Broome Street

 


Meatpacking


Photo Cred: Intelligentsia Coffee

Photo Cred: Intelligentsia Coffee

Who: Intelligentsia Coffee
Why: If you like great coffee – you’ve probably heard of Intelligentsia. You’ve probably already tried it. Heck, you probably already like it! The team at Intelligentsia makes roasting and brewing an art form. Their coffee to me in 4 words: crafted, attractive, dynamic, proper.
Where: 180 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011 – the lobby of the High Line Hotel

 

 


West Village


Photo Cred: Prodigy Coffee

Photo Cred: Prodigy Coffee


Who:
Prodigy Coffee
Why: A lot of strong contenders in the West Village for a great cup. You can’t go wrong with Joes, Birch Coffee, The Coffee Foundry, etc. Prodigy Coffee stands up to the cup challenge and delivers one better with their insanely delicious Chocolate Babka. Go and run into Ian Kieffer – tell him Jordan Rosenacker sent you. He’ll sing you a song and tell you a joke.
Where: 33 Carmine St. New York, New York 10014 between Ave of the Americas & Bedford St.

 


Greenwich Village


Photo Cred: Stumptown

Photo Cred: Stumptown

Who: Stumptown
Why: It’s Stumptown.
Where: 30 W 8th St New York, NY 10011 between 5th Ave & MacDougal St

 

 

 

 


Little Italy


Photo Cred: Happy Bones

Photo Cred: Happy Bones

Who: Happy Bones
Why: Hip, modern, & dynamic. Their coffee is drinkable proof that they strive for excellence in case their interior design hasn’t already tipped you off.
Where: 394 Broome St, New York, NY 10013


Chelsea


Photo Cred: Cafe Grump

Photo Cred: Cafe Grump

Who: Cafe Grumpy
Why: Independently owned and operated since 2005, this cafe seems to be magical. Sipping delicious java at Cafe Grumpy makes you feel like your on a pillowy cloud of energy, floating around nimbly-bimbly, optimistic and dreaming. It’s magical. Or it’s setting the expectations low by branding themselves as Grumpy so when you turn up the least bit of delight triggers pleasant sensation. Or…it’s magic. Probably magic.
Where: 224 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011

 

 


NoHo


Photo Cred: Gasoline Alley

Photo Cred: Gasoline Alley

Who: Gasoline Alley Coffee
Why: This breezy, light-soaked coffee shop, flanked by Lafayette & Mulberry St. makes for the perfect pit-stop for fueling up.
Where: 325 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

 

 

 


WeHo


Coffee Coffee, WeHo

Coffee Coffee, WeHo

 

Who: Wait. Disregard. That’s LA. But we do love Coffee Coffee! Check them out.
Where: 1040 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046

 

 

 

 


Gramercy


Photo Cred: Irving Farm Coffee Roasters

Photo Cred: Irving Farm Coffee Roasters

Who: Irving Farm Coffee Roasters
Why: Cute neighborhood cafe. In business for 20+ years. Now operating 6 locations. They’re doing something right…and the proof is in the pudding, I mean, coffee. Go get cozy in a nook and read a book. Then go step on over to Pete’s tavern across the street and have another kinda brew.
Where: 71 Irving Place between 18th & 19th Street

 

 

 

 


Korea Town


Photo Cred: Stumptown

Photo Cred: Stumptown

Who: Stumptown in The Ace Hotel
Why: As well as Stumptown brews coffee, The Ace Hotel curates space. Grab an Americano from Stumptown and sit amongst a funky, hip, warm and masculine Americana hosted by the Ace Hotel lobby.
Where: 18 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

 

 


Murray Hill


Photo Cred: Google Street View

Photo Cred: Google Street View

Who: Perk Kafe
Why: Tucked away in the basement of a brownstone along 37th, the facade of Perk Kafe is walled with windows allowing light to flood in and illuminate it’s black and white tiled floors. Surrounded by it’s earthy wooden and brick walls, the aroma of freshly ground Stumptown transcends your existence into java heaven as good music fills any empty audible space drowning out the irritating honks and horns of impatient cab drivers outside. It’s an oasis.
Where: 162 E 37th St, New York, NY 1001 btwn 3rd & Lex


Midtown East


Photo Cred: Ground Central Coffee Company

Photo Cred: Ground Central Coffee Company

Who: Ground Central Coffee Company
Why: A down to earth atmosphere serving good coffee with great attitude. When in Midtown East, odds are you’re going to appreciate that.
Where: 155 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022 btwn 3rd & Lex

 

 

 


Upper East Side


Photo Cred: Google Street View

Photo Cred: Google Street View

Who: Oslo Coffee Company
Why: Artisan roasters. Responsible farming practices. Support for a healthy ecosystem. Fuel for a happy you. It feels good to support the right thing.
Where: 422 E 75th St, New York, NY 10021

 


Hell’s Kitchen


Photo Cred: Cafe Grind

Photo Cred: Cafe Grind

Who: Cafe Grind
Why: Whoever is curating their treats & eats…thank you. Even though I gave you all of my money, thank you. The Sausage Breakfast sandwiches you have? On those sage infused crispy soft biscuits with the perfectly melted swiss cheese is…well worth every penny I ever made. And the cookies for that 3PM coffee pick me up? They’re the perfect coffee partner, soft, delicious, salty & sweet deliciousness. Sorry beach season, the only grinding I’ll be doing is at the Cafe.
Where: 477 10th Ave, New York, NY 10018

 


Upper West Side


Photo Cred: Joe

Photo Cred: Joe

Who: Joe
Why: Their four point buying philosophy: 1.) Fair & Traceable 2.) Quality 3.) Flexibility 4.) Sustainable Relationships. Beyond being responsible, they’re committed and you can taste it.
Where: 514 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

 

 


Astoria


Photo Cred: Astoria Coffee

Photo Cred: Astoria Coffee


Who:
Astoria Coffee
Why: Find coffee from roasters around the country here at Astoria’s neighborhood favorite. Friendly & comfortable digs provide for a proper shop to enjoy your daily fix.
Where: 30-04 30th St, Astoria, NY 11102

 

 

 

 


Williamsburg


 

Photo Cred: Devocion

Photo Cred: Devocion

Who: Devocion
Why: Properly sourced Colombian coffee served in a one of a kind shop. Have you ever SEEN a shop with that much natural light?!? It’s AMAZING! *cap locks* kind of amazing.
Where: 69 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 

 


Green Point


Photo Cred: Google Street View

Photo Cred: Google Street View

Who: Beaner Bar
Why: Serving up Mexican coffee and homemade tamales. #Sold
Where: 447 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

 

 

 

 


Park Slope


Photo Cred: Zagat

Photo Cred: Zagat

Who: Gorilla Coffee
Why: Some of the first proper coffee I had in NYC. They set the bar high and they consistently keep there. Go for good coffee.
Where: 97 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

 

 

 

 


BedStuy


 

Photo Cred: Daily Press Coffee

Photo Cred: Daily Press Coffee

Who: Daily Press Coffee
Why: They serve up one of the best Red Eyes to memory. Now it could have been that overtime I’ve gone to Daily Press I was incredibly out of commission due from some magical nights prior so when that drip + espresso kicked in, oh it did, it David Beckham’ed.
Where: 505 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

 

 


Bushwick


Little Skips. Bushwick, NY

Little Skips. Bushwick, NY

Who: Little Skips
Why: A-MAZ-ING grilled cheese sandwiches and eats.There’s absolutely ZERO let down when transitioning from that delicious cheesiness consumption to reaching your caffeine high. Lil’ Skips provides you with the things happy things: great coffee, rad digs, and a presence only a zany little ghost looking logo and a name like Little Skips can convey.
Where: 941 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

 

 

 

 


Carroll Gardens


Photo Cred; Smith Canteen

Photo Cred; Smith Canteen

Who: Smith Canteen
Why: I came for the coffee I stayed for the pastries. Life story. You know what they say, “when in Carroll Gardens do as the Gardeners of Carroll do!”
Where: 343 Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

 

 

 

 


Crown Heights


Best Coffee Shops NYC

Photo Cred: Colina Cuervo

Who: Colina Cuervo
Why: Colina Cuervo comes highly recommended from a man named, Levine. If you know, you know Levine knows best. We checked Colina Cuervo out for ourselves and as expected it checks out. A cafe with Latin and Ecuadorian flare and fare. It’s nice. It’s real nice.
Where: 759 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

 

 

 

 


In New York City,  you’ve got options. For the price of a cup of coffee, it’s a good investment for the added energy to do it all. Have an addition the Best Coffee Shops in New York City? Let us know.

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