Throw a pebble from your doorstep and you’ll likely hit a coffee shop. With so many to choose from in New York it can take you a while before you find one you truly enjoy. Sure, you can go the safe route and stop into a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts on the way to work (guilty), but there are plenty of others worth trying nearby!
If you’re looking for a good cup of coffee in NYC, here are 16 of the best you should check out:
30-04 30th St, Astoria
A local coffee shop with a friendly staff, Astoria Coffee is perfect for a quick pick-me-up. Take it to go or stay a while and enjoy the natural light that floods the shop through their large windows.
Locations in Manhattan & Long Island City
You can count on Birch Coffee to have the perfect vibe for any occassion—whether you want to relax with a good book or work on a group project, this a go-to spot you can count on. It should be noted they’re a bit pricier than other shops, but the Kyoto drip iced coffee is a must try!
Locations in Manhattan & Brooklyn
You’ve probably been to a Blue Bottle location before since there are plenty across the city. They offer various coffees from all over the world that they’ll make in front of you at their pour-over bar.
Locations in Manhattan & Brooklyn
A neighborhood cafe that began in Greenpoint, Cafe Grumpy is a great local spot for your daily cup of joe.
City of Saints
79 E 10th St
With a location in Williamsburg and one in the East Village, City of Saints is a somewhat-hidden gem when it comes to a delicious brew! They offer flavors like matcha and lavendar agave lattes, but make an amazing cold brew, too.
239 E 5th St
You may have had a deconstructed cocktail at some point, but have you ever had a deconstructed cup of coffee? Everything will be given to you separately and you can build your own coffee for yourself! Fancy.
Locations in Midtown Manhattan
If you work in the midtown area this is a perfect spot for a great cup of drip coffee, a cortado, and some freshly baked goodies.
69 Grand St, Brooklyn
Devoción is a coffee roaster that gets their beans directly from Bogota, Colombia. The shop is spacious, the prices won’t break the bank, and the espresso is delicious. Need we say more?
Locations in Manhattan & Park Slope
Get your caffeine fix through pour-overs, espressos, or AeroPress at Everyman Espresso.
399 West Broadway
A cozy coffee shop in SoHo that isn’t packed with tourists (usually). Ground Support is ideal for a quick cup to-go or a casual midday meeting.
214 E 10th St
Hi-Collar is an interesting coffee shop that’s well worth a try. It’s a small “Western-inspired Japanese cafe” that offers siphon coffee and lunch options, as well as a sake menu by night.
180 10th Ave, at Highline Hotel
For a quality cup of coffee you can count on the coffee chat Intelligentsia. In NYC, however, the company only has one location—the Highline Hotel in Chelsea.
Locations in Manhattan
The coffee here is so good that, although there are several locations in Manhattan, they all seem to stay packed! If you don’t mind waiting a line, La Colombe is definitely worth the wait.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Greenwich Village & Ace Hotel NY
If you’re in Greenwich Village or Flatiron, stop into Stumptown Coffee Roasters for your dose of caffeine. Being a hotel, the Ace Hotel location brings in all sorts of people and is a great place to hang out, enjoy a fresh brew, and possibly meet new people.
Toby’s Estate Coffee
Locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, & Long Island City
A stylish coffee shop, Toby’s Estate Coffee is a great spot for any occassion. You can also take classes here for latte art and brewing, regardless of what level of experience you have.
Featured image source: Instagram / Devocion