New Yorkers are serious about their coffee—and are very particular about how its brewed and where they are drinking it. Here are the best coffee shops in the Big Apple.
450 West 15th Street near Tenth Avenue www.bluebottlecoffee.com (510) 653-3394
Blue Bottle Coffee
Espresso drinks, pour-over coffees and deliciously addictive iced coffee beverages are all at the heart of Blue Bottle's loyal customer fan base. Next time your touring the Highline with friends or family, be sure to stop in and grab a cup of their New Orleans-Style iced coffee. Each cup is freshly roasted, perfectly executed and served with a beautiful, artisan touch.
1385 Sixth Avenue near 56th Street www.zibettoespresso.com
Trained in Sosta, Stockholm and endlessly devoted to his craft, Zibetto owner Anastasio Nougos is said to serve one of the best espresso drinks customers have ever had. You wont find seats, pumpkin concoctions or drip coffee at this tiny neighborhood gem, yet if you're looking for a high-quality cup of fresh Brazilian Joe, this is the place to get it.
1045 Lexington Avenue between 74th and 75th Streets www.joenewyork.com (212) 988-2500
Whether you come here to visit the city's first "built-in, pour-over" coffee bar or simply to see some of the best-trained baristas around town, family-owned Joe coffee always provides customers with warm hospitality, cozy banquettes and a temporary escape from the hustle-bustle of the city.
400 Lafayette Street near East Fourth Street www.lacolombe.com (212) 677-5834
Take in the scene of buzzing Lafayette Street as you indulge in the unique, culinary coffee experience that La Colombe has to offer. As a supplier of coffee to some of the City’s top restaurants such as Daniel and Le Bernardin, this renowned artisanal coffee roaster describes their blend as “elegant-tasting, smooth, round and balanced."
275 Greenwich Street near Warren Street www.kaffe1668.com (212) 693-3750
You can forget about adding milk to your coffee at this neighborhood bi-level gem - baristas are rightfully convinced that doing so would only mask the flavor of their delicious hand-selected brews. From lattes in paper cups for New Yorkers on the run to drip coffee from a Clover machine, head to Kaffe 1668 for yummy bites, drinks and plenty of seating in its sleek, minimalist ambiance.