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    Updated on Mar 2, 2020. Posted on Jul 23, 2016

    22 Perfect NYC Coffee Shops You Should Visit ASAP

    In no particular order, straight from a self-professed coffee addict.

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    1. Café Alula

    2. Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen

    Where: 1058 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205.

    Why: Stonefruit is a great place to go for a light lunch and to GET. STUFF. DONE. There's WiFi. Highly Instagrammable, too!

    3. La Colombe Coffee

    Where: 319 Church St, New York, NY 10013

    Why: Full disclosure: This place is filled with people who do SoulCycle twice a day and eat quinoa for every meal. (But sometimes you're in the mood for that, right?) Plus, their iced coffee comes with an extra shot of espresso no matter what.

    4. Propeller Coffee

    Where: 984 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    Why: It's located right off the Greenpoint stop in Brooklyn. Free WiFi, super chill staff, and you don't feel like you're in some stuffy ~cool people only~ café.

    5. Gasoline Alley Coffee

    Where: 325 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

    Why: Solid, no-frills coffee spot. There's sweets, and four seats in the whole joint. Great for a pit stop.

    6. Hungry Ghost

    Via Instagram: @jamesharness

    Where: 781 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Why: The Chai Latté is fucking delectable. Great for an after-dinner stop.

    7. Sweatshop

    Where: 232 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Why: This Aussie-run café is located right off the Bedford stop in Brooklyn. Usually packed, but never pretentious. Order the Sparky: espresso + club soda + lime.

    8. Happy Bones

    Where: 394 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

    Why: Delicious hot drinks. (The iced could be better okay I’m going to be honest.)

    9. Bakeri

    Where: 105 Freeman St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    Why: It's quiet, tucked away, and the perfect place for a date or a solo "what am I doing with my life?" think session.

    10. Kitten Coffee

    Via Instagram: @jamesharness

    Where: 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

    Why: Kitten Coffee is literally a hole-in-the-wall. It used to be a salon, and a candy shop before that. No seating, but great cold brew that will give you the jitters in a good way.

    11. Sel Rrose

    Via Instagram: @jamesharness

    Where: 1 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002

    Why: Super-quiet, small place to take a second before pounding the pavement of the Bowery/Lower East Side.

    12. Bedford Hill Coffee Bar

    Via Instagram: @jamesharness

    Where: 343 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

    Why: This is arguably my favorite Iced Americano in NY. Take note: Their large is really a LARGE — plus lots of seating, and free WiFi.

    13. Blue Bottle Coffee

    Via Instagram: @jamesharness

    Where: 450 W 15th St, New York, NY 10014

    Why: Don't go without getting the New Orleans — an iced coffee brewed with roasted chicory, then cut with whole milk and organic cane sugar.

    14. La Colombe Soho

    Via Instagram: @jamesharness

    Where: 270 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

    Why: Super Insta-friendly, crowded, and loud. (In a good way.)

    15. Toby's Estate Flatiron Coffee & Espresso Bar

    Via Instagram: @jamesharness

    Where: 160 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

    Why: Fair warning that you'll probably never get a window seat here — but at least there's a bookstore attached!

    16. Devocion USA

    Via Instagram: @jamesharness

    Where: 69 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

    Why: This place feels more like a really nice ~tropical living room~ than a coffee spot. Big couches, open skylight, and plants everywhere. Come here for the natural light!

    17. Birch Coffee

    Via Instagram: @jamesharness

    Where: 21 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016

    Why: Super cozy, friendly staff, strong coffee — and there are books everywhere.

    18. CHALAIT

    Via Instagram: @nyccoffee

    Where: 224 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014

    Why: Prime spot for people watching. And their matcha — iced or hot — is tops.

    19. Blind Barber

    Via Instagram: @jamesharness

    Where: 524 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Why: Quality brews upfront. Barbershop in the back.

    20. Greecologies

    Via Instagram: @jamesharness

    Where: 379 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

    Why: They serve bulletproof coffee, which blends grass-fed butter into your coffee so that you can ~allegedly~ get a better buzz. (IDK? But it tastes good.) Also: super nice backyard that will make you feel like you're in LA.

    21. Tilda All Day

    Via Instagram: @jamesharness

    Where: 930 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

    Why: New (and usually crowded) Brooklyn spot with a solid brunch, and a convenient to-go counter if you don't feel like waiting.

    22. Ralph's Coffee

    Via Instagram: @jamesharness

    Where: 711 5th Ave, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022

    Why: Hidden on the third floor of the Ralph Lauren store, this place is almost never crowded — and one of the few legit places to get a great cup of strong iced coffee in Midtown.