There’s no better way to kick start your day than with a steaming cup of coffee. From small Hell’s Kitchen spots to deep Brooklyn hangouts, New Yorkers are obsessed with their caffeinated brews—and fortunately, the city has no shortage of great cafes to fuel your day and satisfy that caffeine craving. From a ginormous Scandinavian coffeeshop with a cult following to a homely neighborhood spot that serves up hearty egg sandwiches, we’ve rounded up the city’s best coffeeshops.
A bright and airy sky-lit warehouse filled with potted plants, Sey Coffee feels more West Coast than middle Bushwick, but the founders (Tobin Polk and Lance Shnorenberg) are just as dedicated to the bean as they are to their design aesthetic. This devotion is reflected in their menu, which features espresso drinks with an emphasis on consistency as well as more unusual treats like cardamom sugar buns and blueberry ricotta cake.
A San Francisco favorite that’s expanded to NYC, Blue Bottle is a coffee purist’s dream. Their super-curated selection of beans and pour-over options will leave you with your java fix in hand—but don’t skip the breakfast sandwiches and pastries. They’re all worth the hype.