New York Coffee Guide: Where I Get My Coffee When I’m In NYC!
Are you heading to the Big Apple and looking for New York coffee shops?
I have friends who are always headed to New York City and they’ll often ask me to for a list of recommendations for things to do and places to eat or drink. I visit at least once a year if not more and decided I need to share a New York coffee shop guide. It’s not the be all end all post for coffee (I mostly spend time in Manhattan) but just a go-to of my favourite spots when I visit.
*Updated May 2017
Let’s get caffeinated at some New York coffee shops!
One of my New York coffee favourites is a cafe in Nolita called Two Hands. It’s an Aussie cafe on Mott Street (cross streets are Broome and Grand). They server proper flat whites there (it’s run by Australians and they are sticklers about coffee). They also serve a great thick avo on toast as well as acai bowls and other yummy pastries. It gets crazy packed but weekdays post morning rush, you should still be able to snag a seat.
Another place that was recommended to me was Happy Bones. It’s run by Kiwis and they are also sticklers about their coffee. Something about those folks in the southern hemisphere and their coffee!! I met a friend and we sat on the bench, talked up a storm, and drank our flat whites.
In Soho, you can find La Colombe. It’s a good go-to place in Soho and they have locations around the city as well.
I really enjoy Gimme Coffee in Nolita as well. Prior to Two Hands and Happy Bones, I go here. I am still a fan.
Ninth Street Espresso
If you find yourself on the west side of Manhattan, around Chelsea, Ninth Street Espresso is great and located inside the Chelsea Market.
In the East Village, Bluebird is a cute little shop. Just don’t order the flat white, it’s not a proper one. Other coffees are fine. there.
In the West Village? I recently went to Bluestone Lane, an Aussie cafe. The flat white was great and I also had a lamington for nostalgia’s sake. The lamington was a bit dry though and I’m not sure if it was because I went in the late afternoon.
Head to O Cafe on Sixth Ave. They serve my favourite, cortados!!
Should be in a glass cup with a side of water though!
I was staying near the Fashion District on my latest trip to New York and I mapped out cafes on Google and found Cafe Grumpy just 1 block away. Phew…because my hotel coffee was awful. They have several locations around Manhattan as well as Brooklyn and even Miami.
Inside Cafe Grumpy
My latte from Cafe Grumpy
There’s a Stumptown in Ace Hotel or on W. 8th. The Ace (Midtown) is a pretty good day coffice.
In Midtown? Head over to Eataly for yummy eats and some espresso at Lavazza
I went to another Aussie cafe called Little Collins on Lexington. I was staying at the Midtown Hilton and it was about a 15-minute walk away. A little place, so not a coffice, but great quality coffee.
Saturdays Surf Shop
Hang out in the backyard and drink your coffee there. Oh and there’s cute surfer boys that work there.
photo credit: Tumblr
Other New York coffee
- I didn’t take any photos when I was a Blue Bottle underneath Rockefeller. It’s in the mall area underneath Rockefeller and they have cafes all over the city and in Brooklyn.
- Sometimes I love a local bodega coffee because of the cups: