What I'm drinking in... NEW YORK CITY!

New York City -- While you won't be short of things to do while in the city, you will need some coffee to keep up with the city that never sleeps!  From famous cafes to hidden gems, here's your guide to navigating the concrete jungle for a good cup of joe. 

 
 
 

 
New York City has always been pace-setting and envelope-pushing, in no small part thanks to the crowd now commonly referred to as hipsters, who seem to be perennially establishing what’s cool next.
— Goop, "The New York Hipster Guide"
 
 

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Three Seat Espresso

If you have a friend/GF/BF into coffee, or simply in the mood for a good cup of joe, bring yourself and/or fellow coffee aficionado to this unassuming yet fantastic Aussie coffee joint in East Village! Located on Ave. A across from Tompkin Square Park, this coffee and barber shop concept offers positive vibes and a cheery yellow aesthetic — including matching yellow coffee cups :)

Named after the three barber seats in the back room, at @threeseatespresso you can get a $30 haircut & complementary cup of coffee, an idea inspired by a conversation between barber Avi Mavlyanov and Bluestone Lane co-founder Aaron Cook over a haircut!

Featuring roasts from third-wave coffee roaster Ceremony Coffee, based in Annapolis, MD

Don’t let me tell you how good it is — get yourself over to Three Seat today!

#AustraliansDoItBest #HiddenGemsofNYC

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137 Avenue A

New York NY 10009

 
New York pulsates with energy and dynamism from morning till night.
— Conde Nast, Traveller
 
 

 

Dr. Smood Organic Cafe

What do you get when you combine “smart” and “food”❓

Try organic boutique café ✨Dr. Smood’s✨

What’s the recipe, you ask? 

Step 1️⃣ - Combine biz & health acumen of Denmark-based Sindlev couple.
Step 2️⃣ - Add holistic nutritionist to develop 80% plant-based menu and specialty white coffee bean brews. ☕️
Step 3️⃣ - Launch in Miami, locations like this one in Midtown NYC, & beyond. 🚀🍵🌏

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285 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10017

 

 

Project Cozy

New Yorkers, get your coffee fix at Project Cozy, the right combo of east & west coast ~vibes~

Considered the east coast’s @philzcoffee, this coffee shop brings the infamously refreshing mint iced coffee to NYC! Also offers traditional espresso (ft. @lacolombecoffee beans) and fresh juices.

The best part?

Project Cozy’s collab with NYC local @bibbleandsip = giant cream puffs with mint, matcha, or earl grey filling

The neon sign across the back walk captures the aesthetic — “Cozy As F*ck”. Don’t miss your chance to check out this hip spot in Nolita for your next friend date or just for some quality people-watching 👩‍💻☕️

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398 Broome St

New York, NY 10013

 
 
 
“If they were really hipsters, how could there be so many of them?”
— Jerry Seinfeld, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"
 

Birch Coffee

No WiFi, talk to each other people!! 🚫📱💬

Don’t miss a visit to Birch Coffee in Flatiron, where baristas pride themselves on being approachable in a gourmet coffee culture that might hold it against you if you’ve never heard of fair-trade coffee! It’s NYC quality delivered ASAP, with a splash of friendly 😄☕️

Founders and New York locals Paul & Jeremy source their beans from community-focused micro farms and then roast the coffee themselves in Long Island City, bringing together the perfect combo of coffee culture & good brews.

Editor’s note: My favorite location (shown above) is the Flatiron spot on 27th (right off the 4/5/6!). You won’t regret it.

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21 E 27th St

New York, NY 10016

 
 

 

Toby’s Estate

Get your coffee game on at Brooklyn-based coffee roaster Toby’s Estate Coffee. Their small batch roasting = ultimate quality control with your beans ☕️🌱

Check this coffee stop next time you’re in Midtown’s Urbanspace food hall! Added bonus if you say hi to the friendly barista 😄

 #QualityCoffeeQualityPeople

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81 E 45th St

New York, NY 10169

 
 

 

Nickel & Diner

⚡️Nickel&Diner - NYC’s modern diner ⚡️

Come for the retro vibes. Stay for the good coffee. 😆☕️

What’s on the menu: Think old school diner vibes with a fresh menu of nitro cold brew & kale cashew bowls. Modeled after the 1950s NYC’s five-and-dimes, the space has large vinyl booths and backless stools lined up against a massive lunch counter.

The fabulous espresso bar is well-stocked with Brooklyn-based @nobletree.coffee

Located on the border of Chinatown & the LES and definitely worth a trip for your next downtown brunch or cup of coffee! ☕️


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1 Howard St

New York, NY 10013

 
 

 

Cafe Grumpy

Maple spice latte, anyone? Try Café Grumpy’s take on a holiday espresso drink ☕️🍁 〰️

Founders Chris Timbrell and Caroline Bell are the couple behind this NYC roaster. They started dating over coffee but, frustrated @ the service, founded a coffeeshop where the service won’t make you grumpy 😤🙄🚫

As their head roaster says, roasting coffee can feel like balancing an elephant on top of a bowling ball. The coffee is the elephant & their vintage coffee roaster is the bowling ball... and Café Grumpy is the force providing balance between the two. 🐘🎱☯️ 

#MayTheForceBeWithYou#AndMakeYouLessGrumpy

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Grand Central Terminal

89 E 42nd St

New York, NY 10017

 
 

 

Saltwater Coffee

You are missing out if @saltwaternyc isn’t on your list!

For this coffee shop, think white-washed walls and plants on tables & the window counter seating 🌵☕️

Choose from a line-up of lattes — from the both grammable and tasty Charcoal Vanilla Latte to the health-conscious Turmeric Latte or Dirty Chai.

The secret to this aesthetic? Founded by Sydney locals Lee and Sid Chitnis to bring classic Australian hospitality to NYC. Keeping true to their roots with beans from Sydney-based @thelittlemarionette

#LattesForDays #CrushingOnAussieCoffee

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345 E 12th St

New York, NY 10003

 
 

La Colombe

I like you a LATTE ☕️😍

Stop by La Colombe’s SoHo location for their signature draft latte and chill vibes.

This Philly-based craft coffee shop is considered one of the original third-wave, direct trade coffee companies

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270 Lafayette St

New York, NY 10012

 
 

Stay tuned… Sneak peak below :)

more hot coffee shops coming right up!

 
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“Brooklyn” is now a byword for cool from Paris to Sweden to the Middle East. It’s been strange to live across the river from a place that suddenly becomes a cultural reference point — not unlike having your dachshund become an overnight celebrity. Part of you wonders, Why him and not Aunt Barbara?
— Goop, "The New York Hipster Guide"
 
 
 
 
 
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