FIVE GREAT COFFEE SHOPS IN NEW YORK


Everyone takes their coffee differently. New York is a city chock-full of great places to choose from. Whether you're on the hunt for a good drip, pour over, or the city's most perfected cappuccino I've narrowed down the list to five heavy hitters in NY's mecca of superb coffee shops.

La Colombe Torrefaction

The Low Down:

It's always a good idea to start your morning, afternoon, or heck even your evening with these Philly based roasters. Their NOHO location is bright and airy with a large island that allows for efficiency. Generations alike love this spot. With several locations around the city, it's never out of reach.

 

Shop Details:

Location: 400 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

Other Locations: 270 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012 in SOHO // 154 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 in SOHO // 319 Church Street, New York, NY 10013 in Tribeca // For more locations visit website.

Phone Number: +1 212- 677- 5834

Neighborhood: NOHO

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30am-6:30pm Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-6:30pm

For more information, visit their website: lacolombe.com

 

Sweatshop

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The Low Down:

A brain child of Australian expats, this North Williamsburg spot is half coffee shop, half design space. Sweatshop's creative vibes makes for an easy going atmosphere. Minimal but true to it's creative form, it's an ideal place to relax and get those creative juices flowing or to meet with friends for a quick coffee. 

 

Shop Details:

Location: 232 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Phone Number: +1 917-960-7232

Neighborhood: North Williamsburg

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-6:00pm

For more information, visit their website: sweatshop.nyc

 

Gasoline Alley

The Low Down:

Whether you're looking for a quick pit spot to grab coffee to go before work, or a nice resting place for a moment of reflection, Gasoline Alley is the place. This adorable NOHO spot has beautiful windows facing the streets which make for the perfect people watching experience. With it's minimal style, Gasoline Alley is also a great solo spot.

 

Shop Details:

Location: 325 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012

Other Locations: 154 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013 in SOHO

Phone Number: +1 212- 933- 0113

Neighborhood: NOHO

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:00am-7:00pm Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-7:00pm

For more information, visit their website: gasolinealleycoffee.com

 

Brooklyn Roasting Company

The Low Down:

With it's enormous industrial space, Brooklyn Roasting Company is by far one of the best places to get your coffee and work on in the city. New Yorkers love them because their coffee is superb and they roast in house. Minutes away from the Brooklyn Bridge grab your coffee to go and walk along the water if you so please. 

 

Shop Details:

Location: 25 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Other Locations: 200 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 by the Brooklyn Navy Yard // 50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 in the Flatiron District // For more locations, visit their website.

Phone Number: +1 718- 514- 2874

Neighborhood: DUMBO

Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 7:00am-7:00pm

For more information, visit their website: brooklynroasting.com

 

Toby's Estate

The Low Down:

This Brooklyn roastery is another gift to New York courtesy of Australia. Toby's Estate has blown up over the last couple of years, and for good reason. The coffee is excellent and the food is delicious. The Williamsburg location is a large warehouse space with high ceilings giving you plenty of sunlight and breathing room. It's often busy so claim your cafe real estate early. If you're looking for a more hands on coffee experience check out their brew school offering public and private classes.

 

Shop Details:

Location: 125 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Other Locations: 160 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010 in the Flatiron District // 44 Charles Street, New York, NY 10004 in the West Village // 81 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10169 in the Vanderbilt Market.

Phone Number: +1 347- 457- 6155

Neighborhood: North Williamsburg

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:00am-7:00pm Saturday- Sunday 8:00am-7:00pm

For more information, visit their website: tobysestate.com