The Best Coffee Shops in New York City Top Stories, Travel, Trending, What the Club is Talking About 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Who: Beaner Bar Why: Serving up Mexican coffee and homemade tamales. #Sold Where: 447 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Park Slope 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 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 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 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 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.