New York City’s coffee houses are a great place to be during the pandemic. In fact, many of the city’s top roasters have reopened for business and most offer outdoor seating. Trivia nights, free wifi, cold brew – it is all still on the menu! Let’s take a look at the best coffee houses in NYC:
Lenox Coffee sources its milk from Battenkill Valley Creamery and roasts its beans out of Red Hook. The coffee shop’s bright, Central Harlem space has been open since 2011 serving a small menu for breakfast, lunch items as well as beer and wine (sourced locally by them). They serve pastries sourced from Good Batch or Colson Patisserie- rotating between the two bakeries depending on what is seasonally relevant at the time you visit!
Here the coffee is solid, but it works best as an accompanying beverage to the show-stopping pastries available at this Chilean bakery opened at the end of the late last year in Harlem. Owner Daniel Mizner highlights the best Chilean desserts at the shop, including a range of delicate alfajores stuffed with yummy dulce de leche fillings. The cafe is all around the week.
In the heart of Broadway, a beacon was lit for coffee lovers everywhere as Plowshares reopened its original Bloomingdale cafe. With house-roasted coffees and pastries from James Beard which is the Award-winning Bien Cuit bakery in Brooklyn, this is sure to be your go-to spot for an artisanal experience without breaking the bank!
The coffee at Super Nice is outstanding, especially its drinks like the dulce de leche lattes and caramelized brown sugar. Throw on one of the many desserts and baked goods of the cafe — they’re constantly changing, but top-notch options that keep coming back include cinnamon rolls, almond croissants, guava cheese Danish sandwiches. The store doesn’t have any seating right now so consider making your way to nearby Marcus Garvey Park for an impromptu picnic with some excellent brews!
With a trendy vibe and cozy decor, this Upper West Side coffee shop is the perfect place to escape from city life. The team here has brewed some of New York’s best coffees for decades! Stop by during off-peak hours so you can get that seat everyone wants; the service at this spot will be sure to impress with its helpfulness and graciousness.