5 places to get coffee and linger in New York

1) Maman

The brainchild of a Michelin chef, a mixologist, and a baker, this charming spot is absolutely picture-perfect, as witnessed on their Instagram page. Sit near the open kitchen or spread out in the pleasant back room. Known for their tartinettes and crispy-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside-cookies.

interior of Maman coffee

239 Centre Street (between Grand and Broome Street)

+1 212 226 0700


2) Stumptown

This location epitomizes the clean and modern Stumptown aesthetic, with exposed brick walls, long benches, and an attractive parquet floor. Located on the stretch of 8th Street that is coming back to life with new and exciting venues, it’s a quiet space you can linger in.

coffee at Stumptown

30 West 8th Street (at MacDougal Street)

+1 855 711 3385


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3) Hi-collar

A sweet, zen Japanese place inspired bykissaten (old-school Japanese coffee shops). Grab one of their 13 stools and try their extra fluffy pancakes along with a coffee, which is brewed precisely in a siphon and served in pretty ceramic tea cups. At night they switch their focus to sake.

speciality coffee at Hi-collar

214 East 10th Street (betw 1st and 2nd Avenue)

+1 212 777 7018


4) Caffe Reggio

Where cappuccino was introduced to America in 1927, this spot is a true Village piece of history with its original ornamental espresso machine preserved on display. Its old-world atmosphere still attracts the latest generation of creative thinkers. Sit outside at one of the small round tables and watch the world go by.

green façade of Caffe Reggio

119 MacDougal Street (between W 3rd and Bleecker Street)

+1 212 475 9557


5) Upright Brew House

In this case, brew refers to coffee and to their selection of craft beers. There’s an outside bench here on the most pleasant stretch of Hudson street, as well as cozy seats behind the window inside. Solid lattes and pastries – and brunch, dinner, and wine if you decide to stay all day.

interior of Upright Brew House

547 Hudson Street (at Perry Street)

+1 212 810 9944


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