The Best Cafés to Visit in NYC Part Two

Every New Yorker has a favorite neighborhood coffee shop for their daily caffeine fix. And although some are ok with grabbing a cup of coffee from their local bodega, Starbucks, or Dunkin Donuts, many of us understand an excellent cup of coffee may require some travel. So today, we are sharing part two of the best Cafés in NYC to visit, 25 more coffee shops to add to your list.

There are many flavors to explore with roasts from Africa to Central and South America, the United States, etc. And with Coffee shops from the Upper West Side to Bedford, Stuyvesant coffee has its own culture.

While it is ok to get a $1.00 cup of coffee from the neighborhood bodega, a quality caffeine fix is always a great idea.

Listed below is Part Two of The Best Cafés to Visit in NYC.

A cup of mocha and oat shortbread - Gertrude NYC
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Gertrude

Gertrude is a little coffee shop that packs a punch. The understated shop brings the charm, character, and warmth of a bit of part of Melbourne, Australia, to the heart of the Upper West Side.

With a seasonal menu and high-quality locally sourced coffee, the mocha paired with the citrus almond cake or the scones with Meyer lemon marmalade and clotted cream makes Gertude a Must visit.

204 W 96th Street — Upper West Side
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Cookie butter latte - The Bakery on Bergen
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The Bakery on Bergen

The Bakery on Bergen is a Black-Owned coffee shop to grab a delicious beverage, and delightfully sweets baked goodness.

740 Bergen Street — Prospect Heights
(917) 519-6549
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Cafe Con Libros BK
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Cafe Con Libros

Cafe Con Libros in Crown Heights is one of the few Black-owned bookstores in Brooklyn. It is a place to browse their fabulous collections of feminist literature while sipping on a delightful cup of coffee.

They offer a nice collection of branded mugs and a fascinating lineup of community events.

724 Prospect Place — Crown Heights
(347) 460-2838
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Felix Roasting Co
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Felix Roasting Co.

Felix Roasting Co. is an incredibly chic coffee shop located in The Flatiron District. It is a place to grab one of the city’s best espresso.

To add a little luxury to Soho, they opened a second location on Greene Street. Both sites are worth a visit, even if it is to grab the sourdough toast with avocado and smoked salmon.

450 Park Avenue South — NoMad
104 Greene Street — SoHo
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Avena latte - Intelligentsia Coffee
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Intelligentsia

Intelligentsia is one of the country’s oldest and most respected coffee chains, Located in the lobby of the stunning High Line Hotel. It is always an excellent idea to grab a cup of coffee and stroll along the Elevated Acre.

Intelligentsia serves seasonal Direct Trade coffees and uses a variety of brewing methods.

180 10th Avenue — Chelsea
(212)933-9736
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Chocolate Blackout donut and Little Joey, a not-too-hot cocoa - Jack's Stir Brew
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Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee

Jack’s is a neighborhood favorite and the perfect cozy place to get a stir-brewed coffee. When you Pair it with an in-house baked good, it is the ideal start to any morning. The Vegan Apple Cider Donuts and Chocolate Blackout Donuts are irresistible.

The owner Jack Mazzola developed the method of stir-brewing to create the perfect cup of coffee, balanced and less acidic. A technique influenced by his Italian grandmother’s act of stirring her tomato sauce.

138 W 10th Street — West Village
(212) 929-0821
2 Avenue Of The Americas — TriBeCa
(917) 586-5205
139 Reade Street — TriBeCa
(212) 571-1700
20 Hudson Yards — Chelsea, Midtown West
(212) 564-3292
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Blue Bottle
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Blue Bottle

Blue Bottle uses science and technology to get us the perfect cup of coffee. A delicious regular cup of coffee takes five minutes to make—the particular method of grounding the beans and individually filtering made us feel especially pampered.

Blue Bottle aims to find the most delicious and sustainable coffees. Then, they roast them to their exact flavor standards and serve them to their customers at peak deliciousness.

279 Amsterdam Avenue — Upper West Side
(510) 653-3394
Multiple Locations
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Golden latte - Café Moca
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Cafe Moca

Cafe Moca, named after the city of Moca in the Dominican Republic, is a great place to get your morning coffee and vegan or vegetarian bites.

487 Seneca Avenue — Ridgewood
(347) 889-6302
108 Central Avenue — Bushwick
(347) 789-5999
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Ground Support
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Ground Support

Ground Support gives us a laid-back vibe, communal table, coziness, and excellent espresso and coffee beverages. It is the perfect coffee shop to relax and sip your coffee while having a fascinating conversation with a friend.

399 W Broadway — SoHo
(212) 219-8733
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Rose hot chocolate - Café Grumpy
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Cafe Grumpy

Café Grumpy is one of the best local coffee shops in Greenpoint. It is comfortable and lovely—an excellent place to get some good coffee. The baristas are friendly and knowledgeable, making it a pleasure to visit.

193 Meserole Avenue — Greenpoint
(718) 349-7623
Multiple Locations
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Drip BK
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Drip Beverage Lounge

Already a neighborhood staple considering it opened its doors in 2019, Drip Beverage Lounge is a Black-Owned coffee shop. Freshly baked cookies, delightful lattes, and tasty Haitian patties. We are in love.

The oat latte and cheese danish are our favorites.

With a great sense of community, Drip has done charity work with St. Ann’s project and entrepreneur workshops for small business owners and hopes to continue to support their community.

830 Rogers Avenue – Flatbush
(347) 637-0478
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La Cabra NYC
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La Cabra

La Cabra serves up a mean cup of cappuccino and a cardamom bun. One of the busiest coffee shops in the City but worth the long lines. Divine pastries and excellent coffee, should we say more?

152 2nd Avenue — East Village
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Sey Coffee
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Sey Coffee

A fabulous warehouse outfitted with potted plants and a skylight that floods the space with a bright and airy feel. A beautiful space with beautiful coffee.

Sey promises a commitment to holistically improving the well-being of our growers, our team, and our customers. And adore them.

18 Grattan Street — Bushwick
(347) 871-1611
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La Maison de Macaron
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La Maison du Macaron

La Madison du Macaron is a quaint place to dine on French pastries. And a macaron or two with a delightful cup of cappuccino. La Maison du Macaron will make you take a New York minute and indulge in the stillness of time.

132 W 23rd Street — Chelsea
(212) 243-2757
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Nurish BK
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Nûrish

Nûrish is a black-Owned vegetarian and vegan-friendly café with sustainable meat options.

Cozy coffee shop with flavorful bites.

637 Washington Avenue — Prospect Heights
(718) 484-1122
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Café Erzuile
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Cafe Erzulie

Escape to someplace topical when you visit Cafe Erzulie.

By day, enjoy the flower shop and cafe. The café serves delicious Haitian-inspired bites and coffee. By night, dance to enchanting rhythms and enjoy a fabulous cocktail.

894 Broadway — Bushwick
(718) 450-3255
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Buunni Coffee
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Buunni Coffee

Buunni Coffee is the neighborhood stop for excellent coffee. It is a small and friendly environment that serves Locally made treats.

Buunni serves Ethiopian coffee brewed from small-batch coffee beans. And the best almond croissant and most delicious cup of cappuccino.

213 Pinehurst Avenue (at 187th Street) — Washington Heights
(212) 568-8700
George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal — Washington Heights
(646) 791-8454
4961 Broadway — Inwood
(917) 472-7801
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% Arabica

The Kyoto-based import opened its first U.S. location in Brooklyn last year with an enhanced espresso machine. It is one of the best cups of coffee we have had of late, and they serve baked goods from Balthazar, which made the visit delightful.

20 Old Fulton Street — Brooklyn Heights
(718) 865-2551
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El Barrista NYC
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El Barista Cafe

Great prices, a fabulous sweet or savory pastry, a breakfast sandwich, and a Freddo Cappuccino make this Black-Owned coffee shop one of our first stops whenever we are in Harlem.

2154 Third Avenue — East Harlem
(917) 262-0537
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Super Nice Coffee and Bakery
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Super Nice Coffee and Bakery by Danny Macaroons

Located near Marcus Garvey Park, this is the perfect place to grab one of our favorite drinks, the caramelized brown sugar or dulce de leche lattes. But before you stroll to the park with your favorite drink, order a baked goodie to go.

156 E 117th Street — East Harlem
(917) 261-5069
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Caffe Reggio
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Caffe Reggio

Cafe Reggio is the first American cafe to serve a cappuccino and owns the oldest cappuccino machine in New York City.

Founded by Domenico Parisi in 1927, an Italian immigrant, the establishment retains much of its original details.

A space with history and great coffee is an instant conversation starter.

119 MacDougal Street — Greenwich Village
(212) 475-9557
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Zaca Cafe Brooklyn
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Zaca Cafe

Zaca offers flavorful dishes with a fusion of French and American cuisine.

A neighborhood favorite, this coffee shop is both welcoming and friendly. Our approach is to provide outstanding quality food while providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

426A Marcus Garvey Blvd — Bedford Stuyvesant
(718) 443-2500
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Lennox Coffee
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Lenox Coffee

The Coffee shop is located in Harlem and serves a variety of baked goods from Good Batch, Colson Patisserie, and a slew of other local bakeries.

Lenox Coffee is a lovely atmosphere for a quick bite for breakfast or lunch with the option of coffee, wine, or beer.

60 W 129th Street — Harlem
(646) 833-7839
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Dweebs Brooklyn
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Dweebs

Dweebs is a beautiful space with a comfortable and friendly vibe. The Baristas are knowledgeable, and the coffee is excellent.

1434 Dekalb Avenue — Bushwick
(347) 413-5272
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Ralph's Coffee
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Ralph’s Coffee

Ralph’s features organically grown beans from Central America, South America, and Africa and are roasted and packaged in Philadelphia by La Colombe.

Stop by any of the two NYC locations; you will find friendly staff, fresh pastries, and excellent coffee.

888 Madison Avenue — Upper East Side
(212) 434-8000
160 5th Avenue — Flatiron
(212) 627-2040
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If you have not checked out part one of this series please do but also save this list and visit us during July for part three and four of our café journey in NYC.

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