Coffee shops are on every block in New York City. So where can you go to find the best coffee in the City? Here are five places sure to please even the most dedicated coffee lovers.
Joe: The Art of Coffee
Joe’s has amazing coffee, according to just about every one. The New York Times included it in their “10 Outstanding Coffee Bars in New York City” list. Joe’s has a drip coffee bar, knowledgeable baristas and a rotation of great roasts. Locations throughout Manhattan.
Ninth Street Espresso
Ninth Street Espresso has simplified the art of the coffee menu. Their coffee is so good, they only have four types of coffee on their menu and have done away with espresso-based drinks. You can order espresso, espresso with milk or one of three different kinds of brewed coffee. Listed by Smart Traveler as one of America’s Best Coffee Shops. Three locations in Manhattan.
Abraço may be a tiny shop, but it has a large following. It serves pour over coffee to order, has a charming international menu, including its famous olive oil cake. It too, has a very simple espresso and coffee menu, with less than ten items on it.
Blue Bottle Coffee
Blue Bottle Coffee, the San Francisco based company, has had a cult like following for years. They now have four locations in New York City and serve up some seriously good coffee. They use their beans within 48 hours of roasting for peak flavor and only use organic, shade-grown beans. Three locations in Manhattan, including one that opened in Rockefeller Plaza earlier this year.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Portland Oregon’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters has opened two locations in Manhattan. Like many great coffee roasters and brewers, they start with quality beans, have fine tuned their roasting process, and make their coffee and espresso to order. Stumptown is a cash-only business.