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
Commuters, Midtown office workers and foodies alike know the Pennsy has their dining needs covered. The 8,000-square-foot space located above Penn Station hosts five restaurants, plus a La Colombe Coffee Truck and a bar. The Cinnamon Snail serves up vegan burgers, sandwiches and bowls like their Thai barbecue tempeh sandwich ($9.94), while The Little Beet offers a completely gluten-free menu. Think a miso chicken bowl with brown rice and veggie slaw ($11.94) and a salmon poke nori roll ($10.33). Chef Marc Forgione’s Lobster Press serves more indulgent fare, like a bacon, lobster and tomato sandwich ($25) and lobster mac and cheese ($13). Carnivores will want to check out the black angus steak sandwich ($15) or maple-glazed short rib platter ($15) at meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda. Mario Batali’s Mario by Mary has the Italian options covered, serving up such crowd-pleasers as an eggplant, ricotta and tomato panini ($11.02) and a truffle honey grilled cheese ($9.19).
Venue says: “Train delays? Swing up for a quick bite and one of our TWO daily happy hours - 3-6PM, 8-10PM (select beer, wine, well drinks $5-$7).”