There are plenty of charming neighborhood coffee shops in New York City that welcome guests with foamy cappuccinos and friendly chat. While every New Yorker has a favorite corner to haunt, several cafes and roasters in the city are worth visiting for freshly brewed coffee, award-winning pastries, and friendly service.
The city's long-time favorite roaster, Plowshares, has reopened its Bloomingdale coffee shop on Broadway for daily service. The cafe also serves pastries from James Beard Award-winning bakery Bien Cuit, in addition to house-roasted coffee.
Coffee Project NY
The East Village's Coffee Project is the first of the company's four locations, including a café in central Brooklyn, a Chelsea location, and a Queen's coffee lab and education center. This, like all of Coffee Project's locations, is a destination for serious coffee consumers. The shop's famous deconstructed latte is a must-try.
Enjoy a delightful coffee break at this Nolita cafe run by Nicaraguan-American creator César Vega, specializing in an exclusively Nicaraguan coffee menu. Café Integral's roasted coffee beans, as well as a small selection of other products (totes, attractive magazines, and accessories), are available for purchase.
At Hi-Collar, coffee is all about the experience. This excellent Japanese outpost offers coffee during the day and sake at night, and it has a secluded vibe to it because it only seats around ten people. "Choose your Bean" is a phrase you'll hear a lot here; pick from a range of beans, then choose your brewing method.
Brooklyn Diamond Coffee
Brooklyn Diamond is a local coffee store specializing in cold brew coffee handcrafted and bottled in Brooklyn. Their cold brew is smooth and refreshing, and it comes in a bottle that's ready to travel. The mood here is warm and environmentally concerned, with wood ceilings, plenty of greenery, and a large mural made of compost and waste materials from the cafe's construction paying homage to its green beginnings. In terms of food, the almond butter cookies and chia seed pudding are a must-try.
This article is based on personal views and not meant for marketing purposes. If you find some good coffee taste in your area, don't forget to share in the comments.