You want to have a good breakfast in New York and feel the irrepressible need for a quality coffee? Who said that this drink has to be mediocre in the US? In fact, what might surprise you is to discover that in Manhattan the search for quality coffee has now become practically a ritual for many.
I coffee shop of quality are growing dramatically and continuously opening new stores and cafes that boast refined products and a wide choice. In short, believe it or not, the coffee in New York it is becoming a real institution!
Here is a selection of the best cafes in the city, among which you will also find some recommended by Oliver Strand in an article published in the New York Times.
- The Cafe (482 6th Ave)
- Cafe Integral Nolita (149 Elizabeth Street)
- Felix Roasting Co. (104 Greene Street, SOHO)
- Box Kite (115 St. Marks Place)
- Budin (114 Greenpoint Avenue, Franklin Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
- Everyman Espresso (301 West Broadway Canal Street)
- Counter Culture Coffee Training Center (376 Broome Street Mott Street)
- Gregorys Coffee (874 Sixth Avenue 31st Street)
- Joe Pro Shop (131 West 21st Street)
- Ninth Street Espresso (109 East 56th Street)
- Final tip to find a good coffee in New York
The Cafe (482 6th Ave)
A Brazilian coffee shop located in Greenwich Village where, together with the excellent strictly organic coffee, you can taste delicious desserts made with carefully selected ingredients from local producers.
Cafe Integral Nolita (149 Elizabeth Street)
From Brazil we move to Nicaragua in this quality coffee shop which also has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington DC. Here, too, the blends are carefully chosen and change monthly to always guarantee new flavors to discover for their customers.
Felix Roasting Co. (104 Greene Street, SOHO)
One of the most sought after cafes in the city both from the point of view of the furnishings (someone wrote that it seems to be inside a set of a Wes Anderson film), and from the point of view of the menu. If you want to treat yourself to a luxury coffee this is definitely one of the first choices. In addition to the SOHO headquarters there is also one at 450 Park Ave S.
Box Kite (115 St. Marks Place)
Here is the peculiarity of this place: a double shot espresso (double capsule) divided into two drinks: a simple espresso and a macchiato: One and one, that's what they call it, and it's served in a tray with soda and a homemade wholemeal cracker.
Budin (114 Greenpoint Avenue, Franklin Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
This is the area where connoisseurs, the most loyal and demanding caffeine addicts, seem to go. Here you can taste rather rare products, for example a special coffee from Oslo which for some is a quirk, but for others it is almost a mystical experience.
Everyman Espresso (301 West Broadway Canal Street)
Few shops offer more than one espresso and Everyman Espresso in SoHo is certainly one of them, given the double specialty on the menu. Same roaster, same bartender, same machine, yet the flavors of each espresso are distinct like whiskeys from different distilleries.
Counter Culture Coffee Training Center (376 Broome Street Mott Street)
Every Friday at 10 am Counter Culture opens its free tasting by changing its proposals every week. An opportunity to taste the most elaborate coffees in all of New York!
Gregorys Coffee (874 Sixth Avenue 31st Street)
Gregorys Caffè looks like a typical restaurant chain, but their menu includes an interesting selection of rare coffees from popular and little-known roasters, all produced on a machine known as AeroPress.
Joe Pro Shop (131 West 21st Street)
Here you will find one of the most varied and sought after selections in the whole city. In addition, there are also varieties produced from time to time behind the counter (ask the bartender what is cooking ...).
Ninth Street Espresso (109 East 56th Street)
Ninth Street Espresso opened in 2001 and was the first of the new generation of coffee shops. The drink to taste is the "espresso with milk" (priced at $ 4). There are various locations but the slightly punk-style one in Midtown is certainly the most evocative.
Final tip to find a good coffee in New York
Finally, to conclude, I leave you with an interactive map, 101 places to find great coffee in and around Manhattan, an indispensable tool for anyone looking for a great coffee in New York.
PS: if after tasting a good New York coffee your homesickness is not over, take a look at our tips on how to eat a good pizza in New York. Enjoy your meal!