The Best Coffee Shops In NYC




Cafe Grumpy

224 W 20th St
(Between 7th Ave & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 255-5511

Hands down, Cafe Grumpy is one of the best coffee shops in NYC – period. The place is adorable with incredibly friendly and knowledgeable baristas who are super passionate about coffee. It’s a great place to catch up with friends or go on a first date. My favorite part about Cafe Grumpy is that they don’t allow laptops or offer free internet, so you can drink your cup of Joe the old fashion way. Grumpy brews all of their own coffee in Greenpoint, so it’s a great way to support your local shops as well.  If you make your way to Grumpy’s, I promise you won’t leave feeling grumpy at all!


abraco expresso 

86 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 388-9731

Don’t even BLINK! It’s easy to miss this tiny hole in the wall coffee counter located in the East Village but they have some of the BEST damn espresso in the city!  Abraco Espresso has coffee lovers lined up out the door – and New Yorkers are not patient people so you know the caffeine hit here must be good. The only con about Abraco is that they’re not open on Mondays and every other day of the week they close at 6PM.  Nevertheless, if you happen to catch the place open, you’ll definitely leave satisfied.  PS: They have great cinnamon buns!



447 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 1211
347) 599-1063

Coffee and fresh tamales? What? The hipsters in Williamsburg would. The colorful, friendly Mexican American atmosphere of Beaner Bar genuinely feels like a home away from home, complete with Dia De Los Muertos decor (Day of The Dead). Make sure to try the iced Mexican mocha – it’s the perfect combination of spicy and creamy.  VIVA BEANER BAR!


JOE coffe 

1045 Lexington Ave
(between 75th St & 74th St)
New York, NY 10021
(212) 988-2500

If ever you find yourself on the Upper East Side, Joe Cafe is a solid choice for your caffeine fix.  The ambiance is calming and the baristas take their coffee very seriously.  In fact, for coffee enthusiasts of all varieties, Joe Cafe actually offers hands-on classes, seminars, demonstrations and lectures on all aspects of coffee including milk crafting, brew methods and coffee processing.  If you’re interested in becoming a barista, they offer one-day training for that, too!  As far a their coffee is concerned, Joe offers one of the best lattes in the city, and their banana nut bread is delicious. So if you’re looking for a cup of Joe done the right way, check out Joe’s Cafe.




The Ace Hotel
20 W 29th St
New York, NY 10001
(347) 414-7805

If you just want a great cuppa joe, Stumptown Coffee will not disappoint. Be prepared to wait as this place is almost always buzzing, but I promise it’s worth it. Located in the lobby of The Ace Hotel, the odd dim lighting makes you feel like you’re hanging out in a speakeasy! Their mochas are perfect, and even their simple iced coffee is killer. This place doesn’t offer seating (grr…), but it’s a perfect place for a quick caffeine pit stop.