Pop Quiz: Which Coffee Shop in NYC Has the Best Bathroom?
Hint: It’s not Starbucks
Oh New York, your coffee game is so strong. There are so many places to get a mind-blowing cortado, we could go to a new coffee shop every day and never have to set foot inside a Starbucks.
But what about the shop with the cleanest bathroom? Or the best place to cram for the GREs? Or the top spot to rack up more Instagram followers?
Yeah, there’s a coffee shop for that, too.
BEST PLACE TO SNAP A LATTE INSTA: SEVEN GRAMS CAFFE
Adorned plates + slatted tables + latte art = Instagram gold.
275 Seventh Ave. (at 26th St.); 212-727-1777 or sevengramscaffe.com
COMFIEST COUCHES: DEVOCION
Sink into this beauty and we dare you not to fall asleep, even if you’ve had a triple espresso.
69 Grand St. (at Wythe Ave.), Brooklyn; 718-285-6180 or devocion.com
PRETTIEST LATTE ART: STUMPTOWN COFFEE
Lots of shops in the city turn your cup into a work of art, but we’re obsessed with the levels and shading on Stumptown’s handiwork.
Locations in Greenwich Village and Flatiron; 347-414-7802 or stumptowncoffee.com
BEST SHOP TO SPOT TAYLOR SWIFT: SMILE TO GO
When Tay Tay’s in NYC, you can catch her getting her caffeine fix at this teeny-but-adorable downtown shop. If you don’t spot her, shake it off; there’s always next time. (Sorry.)
26 Bond St. (at Lafayette St.); 646-329-5836 or thesmilenyc.com
MOST HIGH-MAINTENANCE BREWS: HI COLLAR
A $6 siphon coffee made by hand with the beans of your choice, served in an $800 Christofle gold cup? We’re in.
214 E. Tenth St. (at First Ave.); 212-777-7018 or hi-collar.com
BEST PLACE TO GET A DATE: BIRCH COFFEE
Want to strike up a convo with a total stranger? Place one of these “Ignition Initiatives” on your table and other customers will come over and ask you about the entrance music you’d pick if you were a professional wrestler.
Locations on the Upper East Side, West Village, Midtown, Flatiron and Manhattan Valley; 212-665-1444 or birchcoffee.com
CLEANEST BATHROOMS: BOSIE TEA PARLOR
While this definitely isn’t the only perk of this cute-as-a-button tea and coffee shop, it never hurts to know the location of the most sparkling bathroom in the West Village.
10 Morton St. (at Seventh Ave.); 212-352-9900 or bosienyc.com
BEST PLACE TO STUDY: THE COFFEE FOUNDRY
For $11, you can sip unlimited coffee or tea and hole up in the study room until you’ve finished the Great American Novel.
186 W. Fourth St. (at Jones St.); 646-535-5220 or coffeefoundry.net
SHOP WITH THE SNEAKIEST SECRET: THE ROOST
This quaint little space may look unassuming, but wander past the coffee counter and you’ll discover a gorgeous bar, all decked out in dark wood, exposed brick and leather couches. We’ll have a double.
222 Ave. B (at 14th St.); 646-918-6700 or theroostnyc.com