Best Coffee in New York

Best Coffee in New York

Coffee in New York is part of the lifestyle. New Yorkers grab a coffee to go at the start of their day and can be really demanding when it comes to their cup of caffeine. They have a long list of how many shots of espresso they want, what kind of syrups, which (plant-based) milk, or how they want the foam. So get your New York coffee and feel like a New Yorker from the start. During your trip, it is nice to sit down with one of the best coffees in New York and enjoy the bustle of the city. Below you can find my list of the best coffee shops in New York. Or if you’re looking for a taste of home, check out the best Australian coffee shops in New York.

  1. Conwell Coffee Hall

    The old Life And Trust Bank in Downtown Manhattan served as the bank’s headquarters until 1956; today you can get coffee in this beautiful building. Step inside Conwell Coffee Hall and marvel at the decor. Maybe it looks familiar to you: this part of the building was used as the set for Inside Man (2006). You can sit down here and order a coffee, a bite to eat or even a cocktail. A great spot to visit when exploring the area! You can also walk my Downtown Manhattan walking route, which passes by Conwell Coffee Hall.

    Best Coffee in New York - Conwell Coffee Hall

  2. % Arabica

    % Arabica is a nice coffeehouse in Brooklyn; they serve really good coffee grown on their own farm in Hawaii. Originally the chain is from Kyoto, Japan, but it now has coffee shops all over the world, including a few in Manhattan as well. From the % Arabica in Brooklyn, you can enjoy views over the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline, especially if you sit in the corner window. It is a nice spot to warm up or cool down. Plus they have a free bathroom.

    Best Coffee in New York - Arabica

  3. Starbucks Reserve Roastery New York

    All across New York, you will find Starbucks, but the Starbucks Reserve Roastery has to be on the list. The roastery, located in the Meatpacking District, shows the process of roasting the company’s rarest and most special coffees. In the four-story roastery, you can have a bite to eat, delve into coffee crafts, take a tour, and of course taste the coffee yourself. Because they roast small-batch coffee crops, the coffee can only be tasted here and not at other Starbucks locations. If you are not into coffee, the bar also offers cocktails and various teas. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in New York is worth a visit. You can also visit one of the Starbucks Reserves in New York, where you can have the same experience as in the Roastery, only the beans are not roasted on the spot. Visit the one in the Empire State Building or Downtown Manhattan, for example.

    Best Coffee in New York - Starbucks Reserve Roastery New York

  4. Devoción

    When visiting Williamsburg, stop at Devoción for a cup of coffee. This coffee place in Brooklyn is known for its fresh coffee and you can taste that! They source their beans directly from farmers in Colombia, roast them on-site in their cafe, and serve the coffee 10 days after it leaves the plantation. The coffee shop is very hip: the walls are covered in Columbia coffee plants, there is a glass ceiling and most of the customers are locals. Upon entering, you can first see the roastery, which leads you to the cafe at the back. Devoción has several locations in New York.

  5. Blue Bottle Coffee

    If you want to get your perfect coffee to go, head to Blue Bottle Coffee. They have locations all across the city and offer all kinds of coffee whether you like a strong coffee or a sweeter one, they’ll have it for you! They serve the coffee in a special way, for a better taste they brew the coffee by hand. Not only do New Yorkers like it; the minimalist-looking coffee shop also has locations in Japan and Korea.

  6. Butler

    Among locals, Butler is a popular spot to get a morning coffee. Especially the branch on Water Street in Dumbo, which is located almost right under the Brooklyn Bridge, is a nice one to go to. Here you can get in the line between the Brooklynites, grab a coffee to go and bring it to Brooklyn Bridge Park, which is only a few steps away. They also have some good breakfast and lunch options to pair your coffee with.

    The Best Coffee Shops and Bagel Bars in New York - Butler coffee

  7. Irving Farm

    This has to be one of the cutest coffee shops in New York. Thanks to both the extremely friendly staff and the customers, the atmosphere is always lovely. The service is perfect: your cappuccino will be dusted with a coco heart and your order will be delivered to your table; even if you order at the bar. There is plenty of room to sit – downstairs or upstairs and there is free WiFi. Enjoy a wide range of coffees at Irving Farm, both iced or hot. There is a small vitrine of freshly-baked muffins, brownies and chocolate croissants (recommended!). During the day you can also enjoy a small selection of sandwiches and bagels, and at night you can treat yourself to a cheese platter and wine.

    Best Coffee in New York - Irving Farm

  8. Mudspot

    Mud is known in New York for its homemade coffee with very high caffeine content. Perfect for ‘the city that never sleeps’ of course. You can order an original cup of Mud, but the Mud Mocha is also very good. No need for a caffeine boost? You can still be adventurous with an Almond Latte or a Mint Mochaccino, and not get the jitters. Because the coffee is strong, every table has a free bottle of water. There is also an elaborate menu with breakfast and brunch options. All the dishes have a South American influence. For something sweet, you should check out the vitrine at the bar with a selection of delicious muffins. In the summer, the garden is open so you can enjoy your food outside.

Where can I find the best coffee in New York?

You can find places to buy coffee anywhere in New York. This is my list of the best coffee shops in New York.

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