Get Your Fix: The 10 Best Coffee Shops in New York

Get Your Fix: The 10 Best Coffee Shops in New York



It
might be a diverse metropolis – a panoply of distinctive
neighbourhoods, each with their own customs – but the one thing
that unites New Yorkers from the Bronx to Brooklyn
is their unfettered and somewhat pricey caffeine addiction.
Whittling down the city’s most exquisite coffee pit-stops to a neat
10 was no easy feat, but here they are: the best cafés in New
York
.

Searching for NYC’s best cup of joe? Try these coffee
shops.

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restaurant

Happy Bones

Nolita

It’s a tiny little bolthole, so don’t expect to pitch up with your laptop. Happy Bones sources its beans from Counter Culture Coffee – a fair-trade supplier – and a portion of its profits go straight into the coffers of Free Arts NYC.

Address

394 Broome Street, NY 10013


restaurant

Maman

Little Italy

This French-inspired café has a homely feel – think weathered
wooden furniture and creaky floorboards. You’ll find a few of Maman
branches speckled over Manhattan and Brooklyn, but the Little Italy
spot is our favourite. Understandably, Oprah once called its
choc-chip cookie one of her “favourite things”.

Address

239 Centre Street
NY 10013

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restaurant

Rose Bakery, Dover Street Market

Midtown

The selection of sweet treats served here is as refined as you might expect. It’s a stylish (and usually not too crowded) pit-stop on Lexington. DSM’s zany in-store installations are worth a peek, even for those who aren’t followers of fashion.

Address

160 Lexington Ave, NY 10016


restaurant

The Elk

West Village

This spot was founded by a Vancouver
native and has an accordingly healthy menu. Come here for light
bites, juices and great coffee. We love its decadent take on humble
oatmeal, made with steel-cut oats and almond-coconut crumble,
obvs.

Address

128 Charles St, 10014

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restaurant

Dweebs

Brooklyn

This neighbourhood joint in Bushwick is on a mission to quash coffee snobbery – hence the name. Locals flock here for thick-cut sandwiches, but more so for its oat-milk lattes.

Address

1434 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237


restaurant

SEY Coffee

Brooklyn

This “micro-roastery” based in Brooklyn will be wasted on people who only dabble in coffee. It’s first and foremost a coffee subscription service – dispatching monthly supplies of artisanal beans to coffee-lovers. This is SEY’s only physical outpost.

Address

18 Grattan Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen

Brooklyn

Tropical fronds and feathery palms skirt the fringes of this plant shop and café. The food here is seasonal, which means the menu is constantly in flux. It would be rude to leave without sampling the fine work of its on-site pastry chef. Come for coffee, stay for cake.

Address

1058 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205


restaurant

Intelligentsia Coffee Highline Coffeebar

Chelsea

You’ll find this haute coffee bar in the lobby of The High Line Hotel. It’s the perfect antidote to the current wave of Scandimania. Leather Chesterfield sofas, wood panelling and Persian rugs make for a cosy cubbyhole – a great perch for people-watching, too.

Address

180 10th Avenue, NY 10011

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Caffeine Underground

Brooklyn

It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but this is one of the best places in the city to get your fix of CBD-infused coffee. Make sure to ask the barista if you’re unsure what to order. Warning: its “trippin’ tea” might not be the early morning pick-me-up you’re looking for…

Address

1058 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, 11205


restaurant

Pietro Nolita

Nolita

This Italian café-cum-bar-cum-restaurant is the stuff of Insta-fantasies – think pink, and then add a splash more pink. It doesn’t serve the best Italian food in the city, but the coffee is good and the 80s-inspired decor has us drooling.

Address

174 Elizabeth Street, NY 10012