New Yorkers need to stay in their groove in order to make it through the long day. Most of us have our methods of keeping off the path to dreamland and many choose coffee. On almost every street corner you have the choice of a bodega coffee or a Starbucks. When you get lucky, you find a hidden gem. Here is a list of our local favorites, so hopefully you can stop looking for yours!
141 Waverly Place New York, NY (212) 924-6750
Not only does Joe's coffee taste spectacular, they also offer classes to teach basic espresso and milk steaming theory, as well as latte art. On Fridays, enjoy learning how to taste and evaluate coffee at their location on 13th Street for $5 to attend. Space is limited and it starts at 6pm.
4 Clinton St New York, NY (646) 602-6263
At Clinton Street Bakery, sometimes waiting to be seated for their delectable pancakes is not an option because time is an issue. However, they bust out their coffees to-go in a timely fashion and they are strong to make you last long. Their iced coffee is a treat if you are looking for something to keep you up on your feet. Pair it with one of their savory muffins for breakfast, and you certainly won't regret it!
102 E 23rd St New York, NY (646) 368-1083
This coffee shop has plenty of personality to get you going- not to mention delicious lattes. With ET posted outside to give a warm welcome, the staff is just as inviting and take pride in their coffee making skills. They also have a coffee card and when you buy 10 you get a coffee of any kind for free. Not a bad deal!
224 West 20th Street New York, NY (212) 255-5511
With blends from Guatemala, Costa Rica and Honduras, it is no wonder why we rate Grumpy's to be one of the best. They even switch up their sweet treats to keep us guessing. The chocolate ginger scone and cranberry bran muffin taste great with their exotic coffee selections from their roastery.
327 Park Avenue South New York, NY (212) 979-8600
Come here often? Then they consider you a "gregular." They care for each latte and will never serve one without a beautiful design. From leaves to hearts, start your day off with a friendly welcome and an excellent coffee drink.