Zooey Deschanel, we’re so totally alike. We love to drink coffee – in fact, we love it so much we started this website. So listen, we saw your tweet, and we wanna be your coffee travel agent – that’s why we wrote you a judgement-free, totally not weird New York City Coffee Vacation Guide for you to check out. Pack your ukulele and let’s get some coffee!
There’s nowhere better than the Big Apple, and you can drink awesome coffee here. First up on your list should be Everyman Espresso (136 E. 13th Street, East Village), a caps lock ADORKABLE little shop in the Village where you can drink delicious coffee from a roaster called Counter Culture. They do great espresso drinks, but even better, they offer up some of the best Aeropress brewed coffee in America. Have you seen an Aeropress before? They sort of look like the Swedish Enlarger Pump from the first Austin Powers movie, but they make really delicious brewed coffee. Seriously.
From there, go for a super cute walk through the Village over to Washington Square Park (the BEST people watching), and check out this iddy-biddy little cafe called Third Rail Coffee (240 Sullivan Street). Third Rail is TINY, but it’s super cute, and the coffee is super good – they serve stuff from Brooklyn’s Stumptown Coffee roastworks and Chicago’s Intelligentsia, and the baristas are handsome, and their art and music is choice, and we think you’ll just LOVE it. Take your coffee to go and drink it in the park.
Of course you’re gonna want to hit up Brooklyn while you’re in NYC, because, like, cool restaurants and stuff, and lots of girls totally ripping off your style. Cafe Grumpy (193 Meserole Ave, Greenpoint) roasts coffee, like, right there, in your face, and if you ever wanted to learn how coffee is roasted, talk to Cheryl, and she’d be happy to show you and maybe hula hoop with you. Greenpoint is a super cute neighborhood too and it’s swimming with Polish hunks, with lotsa little pastry shops and places that sell “pyzza”. Cuuute!
You should also check out this brand new cafe called Toby’s Estate (125 N 6th St, Williamsburg). Now, it’s in Williamsburg, but it’s not in the jerky part of Williamsburg, and it’s close to like, Milk Bar (did someone say cookies?) and Pies ‘n Thighs (did someone say fried chicken?) and stuff like that – maybe hire a car? That way you can see all of Billyburg real quick like. Toby’s Estate just got an epic Oliver Strand job from the New York Times, and the space is sooooo super duper cutesy wootsy, and they make something there called a “flat white” – it’s like a latte, but it’s from Australia, and Australians are so hot!
Last but not least, how about some exquisite coffee service at one of New York’s swankiest restaurants? We’ve got just the place: Eleven Madison Park (11 Madison Avenue, Manhattan). Some people say it’s the nicest restaurant in New York. We dunno about that – have you had dessert at Roberta’s? Or done a full pork shoulder service at Momofuku Ssam Bar? Delish. But what Eleven Madison Park DOES have is tableside Chemex or siphon coffee service, prepared for you in the middle of the restaurant and everything! This is pretty top-notch stuff, all from the folks at Intelligentsia Coffee in Chicago. You can’t go wrong here – a fantastic meal, a fancy coffee, then off into the Manhattan night air, and who knows what comes next?
Don’t you just love New York City?