2. Grounded, West Village

Another community-based coffee and tea house, West Village’s Grounded is far from a “well-polished” coffee shop. Yelpers describe the space as “ruggish,” artsy and homey. That’s because it’s decorated with a variety of seating options (from benches to couches and barstools), paintings, lamps and a ton of plants.
Like many of the other coffee shops on this list, there is also a bookshelf for anyone looking to cozy up with a good read. The skylight is an additional plus for this location. Address: 28 Jane St.