Top 11 Coffee Shops in Manhattan (For Design Buffs)

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New Yorkers take their coffee seriously. Street corners are dominated by Starbucks, and city favorites include Stumptown Coffee, La Colombe, East Village espresso bar Abraço and California import Blue Bottle Coffee. But it’s not just about the coffee, but also the people and atmosphere. Check out ten of our favorite neighborhood coffeeshops in Manhattan below, and share your favorites with us!

11. Greecologies379 Broome Street

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Greecologies, in the trendy Nolita area of Manhattan, offers much more than tea and coffee, and is in fact best known for its “authentic Greek yogurt from grassfed cows” that’s made on-site. The yogurt has a variety of unusual toppings available, ranging from sweet rose petal preserves and honey and thyme to savory olives, cucumbers and tomatoes and sun dried tomato and mint. It also offers various traditional savory Greek dishes and desserts, grassfed butter coffee, and of course, your more common kinds of teas and coffees.

On top of that, design buffs will be sure to enjoy the shop’s aesthetic appearance; its simple white walls, airy atmosphere and cozy nooks are sure to put your mind at ease. In addition, Greecologies, which was designed by a Greek architect named Dionisis Sotovikis, has an outdoor garden with wooden seats and tables to work or relax in.

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9 Responses
  1. Stephanie Reply

    I went to D’Espresso today and found that it had been seized by the marshal. Not sure what’s going on, but that was a disappointment.

    On the other hand, Birch just opened a new shop at 134 1/2 East 62nd Street (between Lexington & 3rd).

  2. I’ve seen many creative coffee bars over the years but D’Espresso is one i still have to experience. It’s different than your usual espresso bar which according to my opinion sets it into a category of its own.

  3. Hooray for “The Chipped Cup”! It’s not only one of my all time favorite Manhattan coffee shops — but I’m lucky enough to get my morning coffee from those guys daily. If you’re a coffee lover and an even bigger lover of an aesthetically vintage, comfy ambiance with awesome tunes, “The Chipped Cup” is it. Great pastries too — the almond croissant is to die for.

  4. All of these coffee shops look so inviting, but I’d really love to visit D’Espresso just to see the interesting interior…and I Am Coffee, to taste a Shakerato 🙂

  5. I love to go to Cafe Reggio because a scene in Shaft (1971) was filmed there. I always try to sit at the same table he was sitting at. Incredibly, the same table, coat rack and bench are still there over 40 years later.

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