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Top 8 Best Cafes in New York City


Are you a coffeeholic? If you are a coffee fan, you are at the right place. There is nothing better than good coffee and delicious pastries. Here are our top 8 picks of cafes you need to go to in NY:

Box Kite

Located at the Upper West Side coffee shop is a little cafe serving some best coffee in the neighborhood. It is located at 128 W 72nd, St, New York, NY 10023. It is open every day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. In fact, they curate a seasonal menu of coffees from quality-focused roasters.

In terms of pricing, the coffee served is affordable – usually $3 and above.

Culture Espresso

This stylish coffee bar near Bryant Park. Located at 72 W 38th St New York, NY 10018. The store is pretty big for a coffee place in Manhattan, with huge glass windows allowing lots of natural light into the store.

The atmosphere is full of warmth, a touch of glamour – a chandelier – and offers a wall of windows that look across to one of the city’s finest facades

At the heart of New York City, they make fresh baked goods and amazing chocolate chip cookies. In fact, their chocolate chip cookies are award-winning! They are open from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m; from Saturday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Mad Cafe

This casual coffee and dessert shop recently opened on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside with coffee beans from Maspeth’s Eldorado Roasters and lots of specialty drinks on the menu.

A selection of housemade pastries is also available from nearby Asian-American bakery Spot Dessert Bar.

If you want to get to the Mad Cafe, find them at 43-10 Queens Blvd Queens, NY 11104.

Lenox Coffee Roaster

Established in 2011, this place has great coffee. Lenox Coffee cafe roasts its beans out of Red Hook. Moreover, Lenox Coffee Roaster sources its milk upstate from Battenkill Valley Creamery.

Its bright space in Central Harlem has been open since 2011 and serves a small menu of breakfast and lunch items as well as beer and wine. The coffee shop’s outdoor patio is open for working (away) from home seven days a week. The pastries here are sourced from the Good Batch, Colson Patisserie, and a rotating roster of local New York bakeries.

Find Lenox Coffee Roaster cafe at 60 W 129th St New York, NY 10027.

Plowshares Coffee Bloomingdale

Founded in 2008, the Plowshares Coffee Bloomingdale offers house-roasted coffee. In addition to that,  the cafe also offers a selection of pastries from James Beard Award-winning bakery Bien Cuit. They open from 8 AM to 3 PM on Monday through Friday – and 9 AM to 4 PM. It is located at 2370 Broadway Store #5 New York, NY 10025.

Super Nice Coffee and Bakery by Danny Macaroons

Okay, let us take a minute to appreciate this heavenly cafe. The dulce de Leche latte is a popular is drink here. In fact, with the delightful whipped cream topping and flavourful coffee, it is the perfect drink for a lazy morning.

Aside from the coffee, the pastries are just heavenly! From the almond croissant, doughnuts, cupcakes to the sandwiches – the various pastries and snacks will surely make your day even more brighter.

Find them at 156 E 117th St, New York, NY 10035, United States, or dial a delivery. The cafe is usually open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m on Monday to Fridays; and 10 a.m to 4 p.m. from Saturday to Sunday.

Dulceria New York City

Located at 2220 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026, is a bakery and coffee shop that brings you the best Chilean homemade food. In fact, Dulceria is the only Chilean pastry shop in New York City.

They serve Chilean cookies, savory sandwiches on crusty rolls, tuna empanada to hot drinks. Prices are average. They are not so cheap.

Kinship Coffee

Serving in Astoria, Kinship Coffee cafe is popular in the area because of the outstanding coffee and excellent customer service. However, the seats in the coffee house are limited and therefore, you might have to share your seat sometimes.

Affordable pricing and quick services make it a perfect spot to grab a coffee on the go. Locate them at 30-5 Steinway St, Astoria, NY 11103.

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