There’s a reason why New York has been dubbed the city that never sleeps because with the endless amount of coffee shops around the city, locals and tourists never run out options when it comes to caffeine. Other than the usual Starbucks chains you see block after block, there’s more to the Big Apple’s coffee scene than you think. With the number of specialty shops and chains spread throughout the city, it’s hard to tell which ones are worth trying out.
From your local neighborhood café Birch Coffee to California‘s very own Blue Bottle Coffee, we’ve rounded up the 10 best coffee shops in New York City you need to try. Scroll down below to discover our list.
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Specialty: Birch Coffee’s “Ignition Initiative” encourages guests to mingle rather than glue their eyes to their phones. The store’s cups have “Hello my name is___,” printed on them where customers are provided cards included with a topic to talk about. Birch’s coffee is hand-selected, freshly-brewed and offers non-dairy milk options including hemp milk.
Location: 21 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016 and other locations.
Specialty: Happy Bones NYC has some of the best baristas in the city and provides interesting art and publications in its shop whilst you enjoy your cup of joe.
Location: 394 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013
Specialty: Hi-Collar offers customers the chance to choose their own bean from the store’s menu options as well as a variety of different brewing methods to make your order.
Location: 214 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003
Specialty: Originating from Australia, Bluestone Lane sources Brazilian and Colombian beans for its drip and cold brew and offers weekend brunches at certain locations in the city.
Location: 55 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014 and other locations.
Specialty: Coffee Project’s deconstructed lattes are unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. Be sure to order the Project One that comes with a shot of espresso, a shot of steamed milk, a latte cup, a glass of sparkling water and a little waffle cookie.
Location: 239 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003
Specialty: Originating from the West Coast, California’s very own Blue Bottle offers one of the best drip coffee and cold brew in the country.
Location: 10 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022 and other locations.
Specialty: Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee offers all-organic and fair-trade items on its menu. The coffee house’s house blend is a mixture of Central American, Peruvian and Sumatran beans.
Location: 138 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014 and other locations.
Specialty: The founders of La Colombe Coffee Roasters have incorporated ancient and modern coffee traditions from around the world into their coffee, making their beans one of the best in the city.
Location: 270 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012 and other locations.
Specialty: Café Integral offers authentic Nicaraguan coffee which is personally sourced and roasted. The store’s interior is also Instagram-friendly, perfect for the content creators out there.
Location: 149 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012
Specialty: The city’s very own Brooklyn Diamond Coffee specializes in cold brew, handmade and bottled coffee. Its SoHo location is environmentally conscious where a giant mural can be found inside the store that has been made from the compost and discarded materials from the shop’s construction.
Location: 349 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013 and other locations.