Lakkris latte at Budin
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Coffee culture and the best coffee shops in NYC

A definitive guide to caffeinating in the city


Looking for the perfect cup o' joe in New York? Look no further. We've narrowed down the best espressos, pour-overs, lattes and French-press sips to this list of the best coffee shops. We've also nominated our pick of the best new coffee shops and caffeinated beverages to try this season (say hello to the Mexican iced coffee at El Rey Coffee Bar). Your daily grind just got a little easier.

The best coffee in NYC

The best coffee shops in New York

The best coffee shops in New York

New York's dizzying landscape of coffee shops, baristas and cafés may make you want to give up and settle for a bodega-sourced buzz