8 coffee shops + 1 chocolate store in NYC (map included!)

Real good coffee: we can’t live without it. Third wave, made with love, pour-over coffee, coffee as light as tea, any kind. I had my favorite addresses in Berlin for my daily morning shot and will list them another time. The options for a good coffee in NYC are of course endless, so forget about Starbucks and visit one of those beautiful, independent places.

No pictures on our blog this time, but illustrations by Anne van Haasteren, a Dutch and Berlin-based illustrator, instead. Together we worked on a series of DIY journals that travel all over the world. These journals are available in German, English, Swedish, Spanish, and Dutch and even more translations are in the works. The journals contain information about sites, museums, and special places to see. And yes, since I am the editor of the guides: many food and beverage destinations. You can use the journals for coloring, scrapping, writing, whatever you feel like. NYC-coffee-cups2


A few locations in town, among which: 400 Lafayette Street, NYC, NY 10003, http://www.lacolombe.com

O boy, those take-out cups… what a beautiful prints.
394 Broome Street, NYC, NY 10013, http://happybonesnyc.com

A couple of locations, but this one we like best.
125 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249, http://www.tobysestate.com

Another independent but small chain. This one is their first location.
193 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222, http://cafegrumpy.com

Not the only one selling specialty roasts, no, but here is a Grand Cru for sale.
30 West 8th Street, NYC 10011, https://www.stumptowncoffee.com

That logo! And that coffee too…
450 West 15th Street, NYC 10014, https://bluebottlecoffee.com

Quote of the day: “One of the most civilized things about Long Island City”.
10-93 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, http://www.sweetleaflic.com

One of Tal’s favorites: In up and coming lower east side (LES), you find Dudleys. Great healthy breakfasts, good coffee and a nice terrace. With a coffee window around the corner for a quick take-out coffee.
85 Orchard Street, NYC, NY 10002, http://www.dudleysnyc.com

And for the best chocolate in town, head to Mast Brothers. I once bought a few bars at Gestalten Shop in Berlin, but buying them here is much better of course. The brothers have shops in London and Los Angeles as well.
111 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, http://mastbrothers.com/pages/home

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More information on the travel journals can be found here: http://www.bispublishers.com/gifts/notebooks-and-cards/

For your convenience we added this map. Click on the numbers or scroll down. Enjoy your coffee in NYC!

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