Yes, there are coffee shops all over New York City, and there are so many incredible ones to choose from. However, these Manhattan neighborhoods (from my experience) have the best of the best when it comes to coffee. You might even recognize a few shops!
Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are the best neighborhoods in Manhattan to get amazing coffee, with my top 2 picks for each one:
1. The West Village
The West Village is home to many coffee shop treasures. Its extremely confusing streets can make it tough to find your way around if you’re not familiar with the area, but let me tell you: it’s worth it.
i. Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters
I’m sure you’re familiar with this one from blog post #4! Toby’s Estate is a fabulous coffee shop for getting work done, and is my favorite shop in this area! It’s very close to the subway (only a couple blocks from the 1 train at Christopher Street-Sheridan Square), so you won’t have trouble finding it!
ii. Grounded Organic Coffee & Tea House
If you’re into plants, Grounded is the place for you. This cute little shop on Jane Street boasts mismatched furniture and a plethora of hanging plants that create the most relaxing atmosphere. Their prices are killer, too, so feel free to go crazy.
2. Murray Hill / Kips Bay
Murray Hill and Kips Bay are adjacent neighborhoods along the East River. Extremely close to Grand Central Terminal, they often get overlooked by tourists who stay near the sights. However, these neighborhoods are home to some stellar coffee shops:
i. Perk Kafe
You’re all aware that Perk is my favorite coffee shop of all time. Their cold brew is incredible, their workspace is amazing, and their decor matches exactly with what my bedroom in Minnesota looks like. Please visit Perk Kafe on E 37th Street. A lot. They deserve it.
ii. Remi Flower & Coffee
This tiny coffee shop is 11 blocks north of Perk Kafe, and it’s the most beautiful place to go if you like floral lattes. Their claims to fame are their lavender and rose lattes, which have faint purple and pink hues, as well as dried lavender buds and rose petals sprinkled on top. It also doubles as a flower shop, so you can leave with some fresh blooms, as well.
Tribeca is one of the better-known neighborhoods in New York City. Home to many celebrity apartments and posh bars, this neighborhood can get expensive very quickly. Nevertheless, Tribeca boasts some incredible coffee shops, two of which are noteworthy enough to include on the blog!
i. Kaffe 1668
This little coffee shop on Chambers Street is very easily missed. It doesn’t stand out from the street, but if you can find it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Their flat whites are so smooth and their workspace is so abundant – you could spend hours working here and not even notice the time pass!
ii. Gotan Tribeca
Gotan is a beautiful, sun-soaked café in the heart of Tribeca. While their food is incredible, their coffee is just as good – and just (if not more) as aesthetically pleasing. It’s not the cheapest place to grab coffee, but the ambiance and the presentation really make up for it.
Hopefully this concise little list of the best neighborhoods to get coffee helps you out! Keep in mind that I only listed my top 2 per neighborhood – there are tons more places to grab coffee than the locations I mentioned. I’d love to hear if you found some other coffee shops in these areas that you really enjoy – leave a comment or reach out to me via email/Instagram!