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Best Coffee Shops in New York

Looking for a place to sit and drink a cup of Joe? Perhaps somewhere with wireless internet so you can leverage your caffeine addiction against the risk of a java spill that reduces your laptop to a paperweight? These are the out-and-out best coffee shops in New York City—and therefore, very likely, the world!

Abraco Espresso
(212) 388-9731
86 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003
Minuscule coffee and sandwich shop in the East Village.

Bittersweet
(718) 852-2556
180 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Diminutive and delightful coffee shop in Fort Greene, serving the requisite java within its four oddly appointed but comfy walls, replete with mismatched furniture and baked goods from the folks at Balthazar and local baker Margaret Palca. Best of all, the shop makes its own ice cream in small, artisanal batches!

Blackbird Parlour
(718) 599-2707
197 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
A wood-adorned cafe with unimpeachable charm that outdoes and is outdone the Williamsburg neighborhood.

Cafe Grumpy - Chelsea
(212) 255-5511
224 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
Direct from the "film district" of Greenpoint, Brooklyn comes Chelsea's hipster cafe located near the 10th police precinct. Enjoy the fine art of joe here, from a top-end cappuccino to a diverse selection of teas. Café Grumpy's bean selections change weekly and focus on fresh, high-quality beans sourced by the most experienced people in the industry. The business emphasizes supporting sustainable and fair practices and our importers and roasters have direct, and enjoys good relationships with the growers coupled with a respect for the environment.

Cafe Grumpy - Greenpoint
(718) 349-7623
193 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222+2400
Direct from the "film district" of comes this popular cafe where hipsters enjoy the fine art of joe, from a top-end cappuccino to a diverse selection of teas. Café Grumpy's bean selections change weekly and focus on fresh, high-quality beans sourced by the most experienced people in the industry. The business emphasizes supporting sustainable and fair practices and our importers and roasters have direct, and enjoys good relationships with the growers coupled with a respect for the environment.

Grey Dog Coffee
(212) 462-0041
33 Carmine St
New York, NY 10014+4428
In 1996 the Grey Dog coffeehouse was created. She was named after Moose and Goose, our two labrador retrievers, one white the other black. The goal was to build a small coffeehouse in the world's great city. We wanted to concentrate on little things that often get lost in big city life, like getting to know the names of our patrons and serving wonderful fresh foods at very reasonable prices.

Ozzie's Coffee - Fifth
(718) 768-6868
249 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215+1908
Fifth Avenue's thankfully large Ozzie's outpost, complete with rentable computer workstations and by-the-hour wireless, with enough windowspace to distract anybody trying to (avoid) getting any honest work done.

Red Horse Cafe
(718) 499-4973
497 6th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215+4074
Hidden on Park Slope's seldom-tread Sixth Avenue.

Sweet Revenge
212-242-2240
62 Carmine Street
New York, NY 10014
Tasty desserts and savory items in a nice Greenwich Village location.