Bar & Restaurant

10 Best Coffee Shops In New York City

By Stephan Cartello • Aug 26, 2021


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, but there are plenty of others worth trying nearby!

If you’re looking for a good cup of coffee in NYC, here are 15 of the best coffee shops you should check out:

1. Intelligentsia

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.

Where: 180 10th Ave, at Highline Hotel

2. Blue Bottle 

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.

Where: Locations in Manhattan & Brooklyn

3. Cafe Grumpy

A neighborhood cafe that began in Greenpoint, Cafe Grumpy is a great local spot for your daily cup of joe.

Where: Locations in Manhattan & Brooklyn

4. Everyman Espresso

Get your caffeine fix through pour-overs, espressos, or AeroPress at Everyman Espresso.

Where: Locations in Manhattan & Park Slope

5. Coffee Project

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.

Where: Multiple locations in Manhattan & Brooklyn

6. Hi-Collar

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. And if you’re interested in a fluffy soufflé pancake, they were the original NYC shop to carry these tasty breakfast treats!

Where: 231 E 9 St.

7. La Colombe

The coffee here is so good that, although there are several locations in Manhattan, they all seem to stay quite busy! If you don’t mind waiting a line, La Colombe is definitely worth the wait.

Where: Locations in Manhattan

8. Stumptown Coffee Roasters

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 folks and is a great place to enjoy a fresh brew and possibly meet new people.

Where: Greenwich Village & Ace Hotel NY

9. Felix Roasting Co.

Come for the coffee, stay for the beautiful interior design! Felix Roasting Co. in SoHo is known for its high-quality organic blends, in the form of everything from artful espresso drinks to coffee cocktails. But the real show-stopper is its beautiful cafe, inspired by the aesthetic movement of the late 19th century with a hand-drawn mural made up of 500 individual tiles, a bespoke patterned terrazzo floor, and much more.

Where: 104 Greene St.

10. City of Saints Coffee

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 lavender agave lattes, but make an amazing cold brew, too. *Due to COVID-19, only their Hoboken, NJ location is open, but they hope to open their NYC spots soon!

Where: 79 E 10th St.