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21 Perfect NYC Coffee Shops You Should Visit ASAP

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

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1. 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!

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!

2. La Colombe Coffee

Where: 319 Church St, New York, NY 10013Why: 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.

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.

3. Propeller Coffee

Where: 984 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222Why: 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.

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.

4. Gasoline Alley Coffee

Where: 325 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012Why: Solid, no-frills coffee spot. There's sweets, and four seats in the whole joint. Great for a pit stop.

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.

5. Hungry Ghost

Where: 781 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217Why: The Chai Latté is fucking delectable. Great for an after-dinner stop.
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Where: 781 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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

6. Sweatshop

Where: 232 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211Why: 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.

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.

7. Happy Bones

Where: 394 Broome St, New York, NY 10013Why: Delicious hot drinks. (The iced could be better okay I’m going to be honest.)

Where: 394 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

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

8. Bakeri

Where: 105 Freeman St, Brooklyn, NY 11222Why: It's quiet, tucked away, and the perfect place for a date or a solo "what am I doing with my life?" think session.

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.

9. Kitten Coffee

Where: 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238Why: 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.
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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.

10. Sel Rrose

Where: 1 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002Why: Super-quiet, small place to take a second before pounding the pavement of the Bowery/Lower East Side.
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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.

11. Bedford Hill Coffee Bar

Where: 343 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238Why: This is arguably my favorite Iced Americano in NY. Take note: Their large is really a LARGE — plus lots of seating, and free WiFi.
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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.

12. Blue Bottle Coffee

Where: 450 W 15th St, New York, NY 10014Why: Don't go without getting the New Orleans — an iced coffee brewed with roasted chicory, then cut with whole milk and organic cane sugar.
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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.

13. La Colombe Soho

Where: 270 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012Why: Super Insta-friendly, crowded, and loud. (In a good way.)
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Where: 270 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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

14. Toby's Estate Flatiron Coffee & Espresso Bar

Where: 160 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010Why: Fair warning that you'll probably never get a window seat here — but at least there's a bookstore attached!
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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!

15. Devocion USA

Where: 69 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249Why: 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!
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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!

16. Birch Coffee

Where: 21 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016Why: Super cozy, friendly staff, strong coffee — and there are books everywhere.
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Where: 21 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016

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

17. CHALAIT

Where: 224 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014Why: Prime spot for people watching. And their matcha — iced or hot — is tops.
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Where: 224 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014

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

18. Blind Barber

Where: 524 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211Why: Quality brews upfront. Barbershop in the back.
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Where: 524 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Why: Quality brews upfront. Barbershop in the back.

19. Greecologies

Where: 379 Broome St, New York, NY 10013Why: 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.
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.

20. Tilda All Day

Where: 930 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238Why: New (and usually crowded) Brooklyn spot with a solid brunch, and a convenient to-go counter if you don't feel like waiting.
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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.

21. Ralph's Coffee

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

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