Where to Grab a Coffee in NYC

By Stephanie Bongiorno | July 22, 2019 | Food & Drink

A cup of coffee a day keeps the doctor away or so we say just to get our daily dose of caffeine from one of these five, chic coffee shops.

Felix Roasting Company


The cappuccinos, lattes and espressos are as lovely as the members of the staff. For some drinks, a barista will delicately wisp froth into a heart shape which adds a personal touch. Take a seat at one of the back tables or grab a booth in front with frinds. A bite of one of the chocolate croissants is also appetizing. 450 Park Ave. South, felixroastingco.com

Sant Ambroeus

We have a sweet spot for this cafe and its many treats. Order an espresso and pair it with an omelette della casa for the most delicious pick-me-up. If you’re in the mood for fresh fruit, try the macedonia di frutta fresca, which is a delectable fruit salad. Not only is the food great, but you can even capture an Instagram-worthy snapshot at the stand-up espresso bar after eating. 265 Lafayette St., SoHo, 212-966-2770; santambroeus.com

Coffee Project

Baristas at this coffee shop know how to make you feel at home. From telling you how they make your drink to offering hands-on coffee making classes, you can truly learn it all. Try their Nitro Coffee or unique java drinks. Cheers! 239 E. 5th St., 212-228-7888; coffeeprojectny.com


Coffee at Hi-Collar is delicious down to the last sip. You will have all the say when choosing your drink at this Japanese-inspired coffee shop. Not only do you pick the beans that will be infused in your drink but you also decide on the brewing method: pour over, siphon or aeropress. This is the place to be for those who want to sip coffee in elegance. Table for two. 214 E. 10th St., 212-777-7018; hi-collar.com

The Elk

Calling this coffee shop charming would be an understatement to its cozy home feeling that it ensues on its visitor. This humble abode serves delicious drinks ranging from iced mocha coffee, ginger and lemon steamers to assorted loose leaf teas. For lunch, satisfy your cravings with a grapefruit brulee or avocado toast. Order up! 128 Charles St., 212-933-4780; theelknyc.com

Photography by: Photography courtesy Felix Roasting Company