The Best Coffee Spots in New York City

If you know me then you’ll know I love coffee… a lot. It’s therefore no surprise that finding the best coffee spots in New York was my priority on our recent trip there!

There was obviously a lot of cafes to choose from, but I think I did a pretty good job of finding the gooduns.

If you’re heading to the Big Apple then this post will hopefully give you some guidance on where to go for a good brew in Manhattan and further a field… 

A picture of Bekah drinking an iced latte from Brooklyn Roasting Coffee Company

Brooklyn Roasting Coffee | Brooklyn.

This was my favourite coffee stop of the trip. If you’re planning a day in Brooklyn, you won’t want to miss it. The roastery is much bigger than a lot of the other New York coffee spots, so you won’t struggle to get a seat.

As you’ve probably assumed from their name, they roast their own coffee which you can buy in store. We brought a tin back home, and I am so excited to have some of their wonderful coffee again. 

Two Hands | Little Italy.

Two Hands is a perfect little spot to stop and rest your feet if you’re strolling around Little Italy and China Town. Although we only stopped for drinks, I imagine it’s a great place to have lunch too. The menu has lots of simple but flavoursome dishes made using fresh produce. 

Oh and if you fancy a cold drink, you can’t go wrong with one of their freshly squeezed juices. 

Blue Bottle Coffee

Shock horror, this is a chain. However, it is speciality coffee and it is good. If you’re struggling to find any of the wonderful indie cafes I’ve mentioned, you’re bound to stumble across one of the Blue Bottle cafes as they have 16 cafes across NYC. 

Dot and Line | Brooklyn. 

Dot and Line is an adorable hole in the wall coffee spot with a vintage feel! They exclusively serve Heart Roasters coffee – an amazing coffee company from Portland. As it’s such a small little cafe, you’ll probably have to takeaway. If you’re wandering around Brooklyn, this is the perfect spot to grab a coffee to go.

Culture Espresso | 38th Street.

This was definitely my favourite cafe in Manhattan. It’s simple but good. They sell coffee and freshly baked cookies. Occasionally pastries too. Their signature chocolate chip cookies are honestly the best I’ve ever had, and the coffee did not disappoint either! 

Devocion | Brooklyn, Williamsburg or Manhattan.

Devocion are passionate about serving the freshest coffee they can and doing it sustainably. Sourcing their beans from Columbia, they pay their farmers above fair trade price and invest in programmes to better their future. They also take pride in their beans going from origin to roaster in as little as 10 days, so you know you’ll be drinking a fresh cup of coffee!  

Everyman Espresso | Brooklyn. 

Everyman Espresso is a simple, friendly establishment that are passionate about serving good coffee. I am really partial to their Brooklyn location – it’s such a nice spot to sit and people watch, however they do have two other locations in the city. 

Well now I am definitely craving a good cup of coffee! I hope this little list is helpful if you’re planning a trip to New York.

If you know of any other good coffee spots in the city, feel free to share them with me… I don’t know when I’ll next be back in New York City, but I would love to add them to my list for next time! 


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