Best Coffee Shops

New York

Curated by Eva Tsang

On the hunt for a truly superlative cup of Joe? New York City is filled to the brim with coffee joints. Luckily, our quest to discover great coffee has helped us to bring you this list of the top places to go for your pick-me up. Here is our guide to coffee shops in New York City that are serving the best coffee and creating a buzz.


  • 1

    Specialty coffee shop and design studio

    Part coffee shop, part design studio, Sweatshop is a Melbourne-style coffee shop opened by two creatives from Australia. The bright, airy and inspirational space, designed by the duo, was created as a platform to showcase their work and their love for coffee.

    Sweatshop interiors
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Sweatshop barista
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Sweatshop espresso
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 2

    Specialty coffee shop

    Coffee shop located in the West Village, offering an impressive single origin focused coffee menu as well as an expanded food menu, including breakfast classics and selection of locally baked goods.

    Interiors
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Window seating
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Barista in action
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 3

    Specialty coffee shop

    Minimalist coffee shop inspired by New Zealand coffee culture nestled in Nolita. Exposed white brick walls, a faceted skylight and minimal furniture gives it's space a bright and airy feel.

    Exterior
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Happy Bones menu
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Cortado with view
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 4

    Specialty coffee shop

    Coffee shop in NoHo featuring a modern industrial space with large street-facing windows that open up. Well-trained baristas serve up Intelligentsia coffee along with a variety of pastries from local bakeries.

    Espresso
    Photography by Eva Tsang
    Espresso
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Exterior
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 5

    Specialty coffee shop

    Hip Coffee shop in the East village with an neighborhood feel, serving coffee that is appropriately strong and bold. The space is intimate and the baristas seem to know their regulars. Rotating guest roaster is introduced every month or two.

    Interior
    Photography by Eva Tsang
    Seating
    Photography by Eva Tsang
    Coffee bar counter
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 6

    Specialty coffee shop

    Beautifully designed coffee shop from renowned Portland roaster. Situated in Greenwich Village, it's space features high ceilings, white oak woodwork, walnut herringbone floors, exposed brick, and marble surfaces.

    Window Reflections
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Pour OVER
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Pour Over
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 7

    Specialty coffee shop

    Small-batch roaster and coffee shop located in Williamsburg with plenty of seating in a bright and airy warehouse space. A pop-up brew bar is offered on weekends with an extensive pour over menu.

    Seating
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Breakfast scenes
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Baristas
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 8

    Specialty coffee shop

    Philadelphia-based coffee roaster that serves up coffee in a beautiful and spacious shop, featuring high ceiling windows and a marble-topped wraparound bar. Expect bold coffee as they are known for their old school dark roasts and "Italian" preparation style.

    Interior
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Barista
    Photography by Eva Tsang

  • 9

    Specialty coffee shop

    Coffee shop with a sense of old bohemian in a charming space featuring exposed brick walls, pressed tin ceilings, vintage velvet armchairs and beautifully tiled floors.

    Seating
    Photography by Eva Tsang
    Coffee bar counter
    Photography by Eva Tsang