For coffee lovers! the best coffee bars in New York!
As a coffee lover I enjoy the benefits of a barista boyfriend every day. In Amsterdam he makes my cappuccino or latte with a whole lot of love in it (yes, with the heart shape on top!) and he is the first to tell me about all the newest coffee hotspots in town. But also while we’re travelling, mister coffee nose knows how to get me to the best coffee spots. Handy! So last autumn, when we were in New York, we had to do a coffee tour and tasting. Obviously the caffeine made us bouncing around at the end of the day, but at least I can tell you about the best coffee bars in New York. Read in this blog about our 12 favourites!
Underline Coffee >> coffee bars in New York
When you walk on the High Line in New York go downstairs at Chelsea to get a coffee at Underline Coffee. The smell of fresh roasted beans already come towards you, when you pass the the old train line. And the coffee is amazing. A recommendation!
Chelsea: 511 W 20th St // underlinecoffee.com
Budin Espresso >> coffee bars in New York
Where coffee meats design. Budin Espresso is a Nordic coffee spot, beer bar and shop in one. During the day you can drink a specialty coffee, at the end of the day you drink a beer and in between you can shop the cutest souvenirs made by Scandinavian designers. From coffee mugs and phone cover to rugs and coffee beans.
Brooklyn: 114 Greenpoint Ave // budin-nyc.com
AP Cafe >> COFFEE BARS in New York
Combine street art and coffee in Bushwick! On Troutman you will find awesome street art and graffiti but also AP Cafe: a coffee- and juice bar. And let me tell you: the cappuccino was made to perfection!
420 Troutman St // apcafenyc.com
Plowshares Coffee Roasters >> COFFEE BARS IN NEW YORK
Harlem is a bit of a forgotten neighbourhood but also here you can find nice bars and restaurants. Drink your coffee at Plowshares Coffee Roasters. Where they, like the name implies, roast their own beans.
Harlem, 2730 Broadway // plowshare coffee.com
City of Saints Coffee Roasters >> COFFEE BARS IN NEW YORK
Nice in East Village: City of Saints. A super innovative coffee bar with the most beautiful coffee machine I’ve ever seen. A marble top and an iron tap. Like a chic beer tap with coffee instead of beer!
East Village: 10th St. // cityofsaintscoffee.com
Third Rail Coffee >> COFFEE BARS in New York
Do you like to drink your coffee while checking your email? They don’t like that here! Third Rail Coffee has a wifi free policy so you actively make time to drink and enjoy your coffee. Make sure to try one of the Third Rail’s personal favourites: the Cortado. Half an espresso with steamed milk.
East Village: 159 2n Ava // Greenwich Village 240 Sullivan St. // thirdrailcoffee.com
WhynotCoffee >> COFFEE BARS IN NEW YORK
Ok, the only spot in this list where I didn’t go to with my barista boyfriend but where I drank a few coffees with Anne. One of the nicest coffee spots in the Lower East Side if you ask us, because the coffee is really good and the vibe is relaxed! A great flex work spot as well.
Read more on our extensive blog about WhynotCoffee >>
Stumptown Coffee >> COFFEE BARS in New York
An immense popular coffee spot: Stumptown! Which you can find in West Village next to Ace Hotel. With good looking hipsters, behind the coffee machine, who can tell you everything about their love for coffee and the coffee that fits you best. Which they also do at the other 8 locations.
Read more on our extensive blog about Stumptown >>
Toby’s Estate >> COFFEE BARS IN NEW YORK
Are you in Brooklyn? Toby’s Coffee is a recommendation to go to! They also roast their own beans and know how to make a really good espresso. A nice and cute coffee bar with a friendly service. Also to find at other locations in the city!
Brooklyn: 125 N 6th St // Flatiron: 5th Ave // West Village: 44 Charles St 7 Ava //tobysestate.com
Everyman Espresso >> COFFEE BARS IN NEW YORK
At Everyman Espresso they combine coffee with cocktails! Barista Sam Lewontin (famous in the world of barista’s) makes the best seasonal espresso’s. And he is the one that made the New Yorkers hooked on coffee cocktails! I was already a big fan of Espresso Martini, so I had to try this. A real recommendation! PS: this coffee spot has two locations in Manhattan! In East Village and SoHo.
East Village: 136 E, 13h St. // SoHo: 301 W Broadway // everymanespresso.com
Blue Bottle >> COFFEE BARS IN NEW YORK
With 7 locations of Blue Bottle spread all over New York it tells you enough about the popularity of this coffee bar. Our favourite is the coffee spot in Williamsburg on Berry Street and the one on The High Line in Chelsea. Very special: they roast their own beans in vintage roasters! Please order a filter coffee because it’s perfect!
Williamsburg: 160 Berry St. // The High Line: 10th Ave and West 16th St. // check bluebottlecoffee.com for all the locations.
Double Dutch Espresso >> COFFEE BARS IN NEW YORK
Also nice in Harlem: Double Dutch Espresso! Only go there though when you are not in a hurry, because the queue is long. Also a popular hotspot with students and freelancers to work here.
Harlem, 2194 Frederick Douglass Blvd // doubledutchespresso.com
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>> YOURLBB’S FAVOURITE HOTELS IN NEW YORK:
– SOHO & NOLITA: The Soho Grand Hotel, Crosby Street Hotel, The Broome, The Bowery, The Nolitan & The James
– BROOKLYN: NU Hotel & Aloft
– WILLIAMSBURG: The Wythe Hotel
– MEATPACKING DISTRICT: The Standard Hotel, The Gansevoort Hotel, Dream Downtown & The Jane
– LOWER EAST SIDE: Sixty LES
– EAST VILLAGE: The Standard Hotel
– MID TOWN: ACE Hotel & The Nomad
– TIMES SQUARE: CitizenM, Yotel & Intercontinental Times Square
– QUEENS: The Boro Hotel
Anne de Buck