Brew Game Strong: 6 Absurdly Awesome Coffee Spots in Manhattan That You Need to Try

New Yorkers are branded with a number of stereotypes: we're mean, we're always in a rush, we're addicted to coffee, etc...

While this isn't the time or place to speak on the first two, we can say with absolute certainty that we do in fact rely quite heavily on caffeine. 

This is mainly for two reasons: one is that in such a fast-paced city, it's essential to keep ourselves fueled with equally fast-paced beverages. 

And the other reason is that there's just so many damn good coffee joints in NYC.

Not only do these places serve up some of the best brews around, but also some of the most creative. Sometimes the average cup of joe doesn't doesn't cut it, right? Right.

Read on to discover all the insane and insanely delicious coffee drinks you should be experiencing in NYC. 

1. Santina (820 Washington Street)

If you're looking for a way to spice up your cold brew habit, look no further than Santina. 

This High Line-adjacent, Mediterranean style Italian restaurant serves up a delicious, tropical take on cold brew during breakfast and brunch. 


Their cold brew concoction involves cold brew, espresso, and house-made coconut cream. It's super sweet, refreshing, and downright indulgent. You need it in your life. 

2. Hi-Collar (214 East 10th Street)


We can almost guarantee that even those of us who consider ourselves coffee connoisseurs have yet to experience Japanese-inspired coffee.

Well, get ready to check that one off your coffee bucket list. Hi-Collar offers a variety of unique coffee blends, but they specialize in siphon coffee, a brewing technique that produces light-bodied, fruity notes. 

3. Third Rail (240 Sullivan Street)


This ain't your momma's brew.

Third Rail's unique Chemex brewing method produces some of the best, boldest, most delicious espresso in Manhattan. 


This coffee means business, and so do you, so you really can't go wrong. 


4. Blue Bottle (various locations)

If you have yet to get your hands on Blue Bottle's well-loved, New Orleans-style cold brew, now is the perfect time. There's simply no better cure for walking around the city on a hot and sticky summer afternoon. 


Aside from being insanely delicious, the beverage is also served in a cafeteria-style carton, which is sure to induce lots of sweet, sweet childhood nostalgia. 

5. Momofuku Milk Bar (various locations)


Coffee and ice cream, combined? Um, yeah. We'll take one, please.

The geniuses at the Milk Bar have concocted this delicious coffee shake that blends their famously decadent ice cream with a nice strong cold brew. 

It is all of the best things, and makes for one stellar summer treat. 

6. Coffee Project New York (239 East 5th Street)


Okay, so the whole "deconstructed" food trend may seem super tired and eye-roll inducing. We get that.

But the deconstructed latte at Coffee Project is so beautifully presented, that we're able to look past the cloud of the hipster nonsense that surrounds it. 


Look at it! It's practically a work of art. The drink comes with a flute of espresso, foamed milk, water to cleanse the palette, and even a little pastry. YAS. 

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