Is it WEIRD to think that I have been living in New York now for almost six months?! Welp world, it is weird to me. Time FLIES when you’re having a blast. I’ve finally hit a rhythm of favorite things to do, parks to run through, friends to chill with, and coffee shops to spend my Saturday mornings. And NEW YORK CITY is HUGE, so I’m still exploring. AND these five coffee shops made part two of my favorite kind of list ☕️
Toby’s Estate in West Village // Officially my favorite coffee spot in all of New York. They have a few locations all over Manhattan and Brooklyn, but their West Village location has these MASSIVE windows perfect for daydreaming and list making. It’s the ALFRED of NY if that means anything to you California Dreamers.
El Rey Coffee Bar in the Lower East Side // Maybe it was the light blue neon that caught my eye or the fact their espresso was smooth, silky and strong. You won’t find any under or over-pours here. Don’t plan on bringing a laptop, it’s all about the on-the-go lifestyle at this one.
Stumptown Coffee in Flatiron // Just a few blocks from Flatiron, you’ll be bouncing off the walls from their coffee. And I mean BOUNCING. Exhausted or hungover? Call that taxi and head to Stumptown. ALMOST as good as their location in Downtown LA. ALMOST 😉
Devoción in Williamsburg // They have a really nice green wall. They change up their coffee beans on the reg. And they have UBER COMFY couches right under their giant skylight. Also, can we talk about the people watching potential (as highlighted in the photo below) ?! Humans in 2017 fascinate me.
La Colombe in SoHo // This workplace favorite slides into the final spot. While they don’t have soy milk (a travesty), their DRAFT LATTE is out of this WORLD. I don’t drink milk (save the cows), but my friends swear by it. I also really appreciate their snazzy coffee bar set-up where they give you stirring spoons, sugar, galore.
Need more coffee? Read the original COFFEE list: new york city.