2/25/2013 11:15:00 AM

New York City's 7 Best Boutique Coffee Shops

Toby's Estate Coffee
The Big Apple truly has a coffee option on every corner - from fast-food chains to a bazillion Starbucks to your neighborhood bodega - but it's the boutique shops that really stand out as special. These small and charming java joints are at the nexus of coffee culture in NYC, and its here that you'll get to witness the trends that have turned caffeine consumption into coffee connoisseurship. Click through the slide show to see the best of the boutiques, and let us know which ones should have made the list in the comments.


  1. Wow fantastic coffees, great decoration extremely good and so impressionnant decor, coffee the most consumed liquid after the water and the product most commercialized after oil, great business great opportunity.


    Simeon Nava

  2. Once again, you've overlooked Brooklyn Roasting Company in DUMBO...

  3. Hitting up-uptown? Check out Chipped Cup in Hamilton Heights (Broadway bwtn 148 & 149), NYC... they took a slice of the Village, and brought it to Harlem!

  4. How could you miss Birch Coffee? For shame!
    Birch Coffee / Flatiron
    5 East 27th Street

    Birch Coffee / UWS
    750 Columbus Ave


    Also notable: Cafe Pedlar and Third Rail Coffee

  5. Stump Town

    Corner of broadway and 29th east side next to the Ace Hotel
    Cash only

    Wrth the trip and I mean it !,,, Balthazar is now serving up there dark roasted brew, and selling it by the pound.
    On my last trip to NYC I purchased 5 different coffees and stump town won them all. Beating Kenyan mountain roast, salvadorian

  6. Ninth Street Espresso; NYC's first specialty shop, scored a 25 in your reviews and a cult following.

    Third Rail; Consistently one of NYC's best indie shops.