The Absolute Best Iced Coffees in New York City, Ranked
From cold brew to caffienated ice cream
We’re so spoiled: In NYC, there’s a coffee shop on every corner. But then there’s that coffee that makes you weak in the knees and want to name your first-born child after it. We’ve found the 18 best iced coffees in NYC. Room for milk, please.
18. Cold Brew Iced Coffee From Kaffe 1668
Come for the stellar cold brew; stay for the sheep stuffed animals that hang out in every nook and cranny of the store.
275 Greenwich St. (at Warren St.); 212-693-3750 or kaffe1668.com
17. Iced Coffee with Iced Coffee Cubes at Coffeed
No watery, diluted iced coffee for you. This stuff is made with coffee ice cubes, so you can sip it for hours, even on a hot summer day.
Locations throughout New York City; 347-706-4696 or coffeednyc.com
16. Coconut Iced Coffee at Santina
Want to take an instant vacation? Relax in this colorful West Village oasis and sip the sweet and creamy coconut concoction. Ahhh…
8 Washington St. (at W. Houston St.); 212-254-3000 or santinanyc.com
14. Cold Drip Breukelen Dutch Iced Coffee at Kings Coffee Roasters
This extra fancy brew is served three days a week and you have to trek all the way out to the Columbia Street Waterfront to get it. But trust us: It’s worth it.
37 Carroll St.; (at Columbia St.), Brooklyn; 718-232-7736 or kingsroasters.com
13. Iced Americano at Bedford Hill
An iced Americano is technically a shot of espresso with ice and water. But tomato, to-mah-to, this is a damn good cup of cold coffee.
343 Franklin Ave. (at Greene Ave.), Brooklyn; 718-636-7650 or bedfordhillbrooklyn.com
12. Cold Brew Iced Coffee at Little Collins
This Aussie spot is known mostly for its flat whites and avo toast, but give the iced latte a chance, too. It’s smooth with just the right amount of milk.
667 Lexington Ave. (at 56th St.); 212-308-1696 or littlecollinsnyc.com
11. Mexican Iced Mocha at El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette
What do you get when you combine condensed milk, mint, cocoa, espresso and Aleppo pepper? The tastiest mocha in NYC, that’s what.
100 Stanton St. (at Ludlow St.); 212-260-3950 or elreynyc.com
10. Almond Milk Iced Latte at Happy Bones
Don’t worry, our lactose intolerant and vegan friends, we haven’t forgotten you. This amazing latte is made with almond milk instead of regular, and it’s just as good as the original--maybe even better.
394 Broome St. (at Mulberry St.); 212-673-3754 or happybonesnyc.com
9. Cambodian Iced Coffee at Num Pang Sandwich Shop
This Sumatra cold brew is sweetened with coconut milk, condensed milk and tamarind juice. (Tip: Dunk a Num Pang salted-ginger-and-peanut-butter cookie in it.)
Multiple locations in Manhattan; 212-674-8889 or numpangnyc.com
8. Toddy Cold Brew Iced Coffee at Abraço
Remember the awesome Toddy Cold Brew system? It’s making delicious brews at this East Village coffee haven, too.
86 E. Seventh St. (at First Ave.); abraconyc.com
7. The Espresso Julep at Toby’s Estate
Mmm, we’re obsessed with this mixture of espresso, basil-mint simple syrup and whole milk. But try it soon--it’s available only in the summer.
Multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn; 646-559-0161 or tobysestate.com
6. Toddy Cold Brew at Culture Espresso
How do you make one of the best iced coffees in town? Let it steep for 12 hours after brewing it in--you guessed it--a Toddy.
72 W. 38th St. (at Sixth Ave.); 212-302-0200 or cultureespresso.com
5. Aussie Iced Latte at Bluestone Lane
OK, you might want to save this one for dessert. It’s a shot of espresso poured over milk and…ice cream. Mmm...
Multiple locations in Manhattan; 212-764-0044 or bluestonelaneny.com
4. Nitro Cold Brew at Stumptown Coffee Roasters
This coffee chain swears its special Nitro brew has a “smoother mouthfeel” than the traditional stuff. We have no idea what that means, but we’re completely addicted.
Multiple locations in Manhattan; 855-711-3385 or stumptowncoffee.com
2. New Orleans Iced Coffee at Blue Bottle Coffee
This creamy blend of iced coffee, whole milk and organic cane sugar is smoky with notes of caramel. It’s the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
Multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn; 510-653-3394 or bluebottlecoffee.com
1. Draft Iced Latte at La Colombe
The first-ever draft latte on tap--yep, just like beer--combines milk and espresso so it’s foamy, smooth and naturally sweet. Best of all, it’s also available in a can. (Shh, we have four cases in our fridge.)
Multiple locations in Manhattan; 212-677-5834 or lacolombe.com