NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops
The ELK is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

1. The ELK

9.2
128 Charles St (btwn Washington & Greenwich St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · West Village · 94 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: The people behind The Elk have transformed the 2nd Wave Mojo Coffee into a bright, airy Sightglass shop with pretty unfinished wood and a good amount of seating. Wifi and plugs. (9/14)

MatchaBar is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

2. MatchaBar

93 Wythe Ave (btwn N 10th & N 11th St), Brooklyn, NY
Tea Room · Williamsburg · 72 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Down the street from the Wythe Hotel, in the booming northwest corner of Williamsburg, the Matcha Bar offers a full slate of coffee drinks using Toby's Estate in addition to their matcha menu. (9/14)

60 Beans Kitchen & Coffee is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

3. 60 Beans Kitchen & Coffee

8.7
36-02 Ditmars Blvd (at 36th St), Astoria, NY
Café · Astoria · 60 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: A stunning space, windows open to sidewalk, a tin ceiling, tiles, raw wood, exposed brick. Different seating areas, free wifi, coffee by George Howell, staffed largely by Cafe Grumpy alums (8/14).

Astoria Coffee is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

4. Astoria Coffee

8.9
30-04 30th St (at 30th Ave), Astoria, NY
Coffee Shop · Astoria · 54 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Friendly, quiet neighborhood spot with attractive design, using rotating coffee roasters, currently one we're not familiar with, Deeper Roots, out of Cincinnati. Good place to read or work. (8/14)

Berg'n is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

5. Berg'n

9.0
899 Bergen St (btwn Classon & Franklin Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Beer Bar · Crown Heights · 159 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: This giant Crown Heights beer hall / food court has a coffee / ice cream stand, serving up some of our favorite locally roasted coffee, by Parlor. Espresso comes in beautiful orange demitasse. (8/14)

Brunswick is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

6. Brunswick

8.8
240 Prospect Park W (Windsor Place), Brooklyn, NY
Café · South Slope · 40 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Following the Australian model, Brunswick's Windsor Terrace location is a cafe with a sit-down dining area and casual food menu as well as a full slate of coffee (Counter Culture) drinks. (8/14)

Mast Brothers Brew Bar is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

7. Mast Brothers Brew Bar

5.6
105 N 3rd St Apt A (Berry St), Brooklyn, NY
Café · Williamsburg · 8 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Not for everyone, or even for most people, the Brew Bar serves hot and cold drinks made from roasted ground cacao nibs. Give it a shot and let us know what you think. We liked the hot more. (8/14)

OK Cafe is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

8. OK Cafe

8.4
22-04 33rd St (at Ditmars Blvd), Astoria, NY
Coffee Shop · Astoria · 26 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: The coyly named OK Cafe is a full on Counter Culture shop in the new Ditmas Blvd coffee power corridor. We love the bright green custom La Marzocco. Pretty good preparation. Friendly staff. (8/14)

Anchor Coffee is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

9. Anchor Coffee

8.7
523 Throop Avenue (Jefferson Avenue), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 16 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: A spare Japanese-run shop on a sleepy Bed Stuy block, with 2 window stools, Anchor serves well-prepared Parlor Coffee and pays great attention to the smallest design details. (6/14)

Bluestone Lane Collective Cafe is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

10. Bluestone Lane Collective Cafe

9.2
55 Greenwich Ave (at Perry St), New York, NY
Café · West Village · 181 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Different from their other shops, oddly-shaped nooks in soulless office buildings, this attractive corner West Village location offers dark-roasted Australian Niccolo & US-based Sightglass. (6/14) Read more.

City of Saints Coffee Roasters is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

11. City of Saints Coffee Roasters

8.8
79 E 10th St (at 4th Ave), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Greenwich Village · 79 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Located on a sleepy East Village side street, City of Saints roasts their own in Greenpoint, pulling good triple shots and serving their espresso in a cappuccino cup. (6/14)

Hole in the Wall Coffee is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

12. Hole in the Wall Coffee

7.9
420 5th Ave (38th), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Garment District · 23 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Located in the lobby of a sterile, depressing Midtown office building, Hole in the Wall lives up to its name. Coffee wasn't great on our one visit, but probably a great resource for locals. (6/14)

Intelligentsia Coffee is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

13. Intelligentsia Coffee

1333 Broadway, New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Garment District · 54 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Located inside an Urban Outfitters shop on busy Herald Square, this flagship Intelligentsia branch offers sandwiches and other food in addition to coffee. (6/14)

Morbid Anatomy Museum is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

14. Morbid Anatomy Museum

424 3rd Avenue (7th Street), Gowanus, NY
Museum · 22 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Around since 2007, the museum moved to a new Gowanus space in 2014. An in-house cafe is a good idea but unfortunately the Toby's Estate Coffee is not well prepared enough to be a big draw. (6/14)

Parlor Coffee Roasting is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

15. Parlor Coffee Roasting

8.5
11 Vanderbilt Ave (Flushing Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Clinton Hill · 4 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Open to the public only on Sunday, our favorite new local roaster of 2013 will let you try any of their current offerings as a pour over in their roastery near the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (6/14)

Cafe Jax is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

16. Cafe Jax

8.7
318 E 84th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Yorkville · 102 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: They pull good shots of Stumptown Hairbender but iced coffee should be avoided. A huge, beautiful downstairs area, garden included, provides lots of extra space. A welcome addition to the nabe. (5/14)

Cafe Grumpy is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

17. Cafe Grumpy

8.8
89 E 42nd St (at Lexington Ave), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Turtle Bay · 91 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: The latest branch of this fast-growing local chain / coffee roaster, a favorite of ours, is located in a former Starbucks and joins Joe the Art of Coffee in Grand Central Station. (5/14)

Cusp Crepe and Espresso Bar is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

18. Cusp Crepe and Espresso Bar

7.5
321 7th Ave (at 9th St.), Brooklyn, NY
Café · Central Slope · 51 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Not new, but Crespella has been reborn as Cusp (which Foursquare seems not to know about). New owner, same staff, same menu of decent crepes and ok-to-badly prepared Stumptown Coffee. (5/14)

Espresso 77 is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

19. Espresso 77

6.9
410 7th Ave (13th St), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · South Slope · 8 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: It's hard to understand why Espresso 77 took over the late, beautiful De Luxe Coffee and turned it into a dull version of its Queens shop. They serve Gimme! Coffee & have a large food menu. (5/14)

Kinship Coffee Cooperative is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

20. Kinship Coffee Cooperative

8.6
30-05 Steinway St (at 30th Ave), Astoria, NY
Coffee Shop · Astoria · 40 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: They're serious about coffee at Kinship Coffee Cooperative and prepare their espresso well: Stumptown Hairbender house blend and Ceremony, currently a Kenya, as single origin. Wifi, nice design (5/14)

Manhattanville Coffee is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

21. Manhattanville Coffee

9.2
142 Edgecombe Ave (at W 142nd St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Central Harlem · 54 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: A great resource for a severely underserved neighborhood, Manhattanville serves tolerably prepared Intelligentsia Coffee. It's a good place to work, read, or meet friends. (5/14)

Rabbit Moon is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

22. Rabbit Moon

334 Marcus Garvey Blvd (Putnam), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 4 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: In a part of Bed Stuy bereft of any shops, much less coffee shops, the barebones Rabbit Moon serves up well-prepared Plowshares Coffee. Curiously no espresso on the menu, only espresso drinks. (5/14)

Rosella Coffee Shop is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

23. Rosella Coffee Shop

23 Clinton St (btwn Stanton & E Houston St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Lower East Side · 21 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: If you like Counter Culture Coffee, you can get a good shot and friendly service at this Lower East Side neighborhood haunt. Grab a coffee on the way to Ivan Ramen next door. (5/14)

Blind Barber is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

24. Blind Barber

8.7
524 Lorimer St (at Ainslie St), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · East Williamsburg · 91 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: In the former Second Stop Cafe space, Blind Barber is a small national chain that reverses the Parlor Coffee / Persons of Interest formula, highlighting the cafe and hiding the barber shop. (4/14)

Bakeri is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

25. Bakeri

9.4
105 Freeman St (btwn Franklin & Manhattan Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Bakery · Greenpoint · 42 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Much larger than the original Williamsburg Bakeri, this relatively cavernous branch has its own unique design touches, friendly service, signature baked goods and tolerable coffee. (3/14)

Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

26. Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream

9.0
2 Rivington St (at Bowery), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · Lower East Side · 391 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Although mainly an ice cream shop, churning ;) out mostly great offerings, this Lower East Side shop also offers inconsistently prepared Counter Culture coffee - get it in an affogato. (3/14)

Variety Coffee Roasters is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

27. Variety Coffee Roasters

8.9
146 Wyckoff Ave (at Himrod St), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Bushwick · 39 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: When Variety opened their first shop, they were on the cutting edge, offering single origin Stumptown beans. Now they're reinventing themselves with their Bushwick roastery & cafe. (3/14)

BÚÐIN is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

28. BÚÐIN

9.0
114 Greenpoint Ave (btwn Manhattan Ave & Franklin St), Brooklyn, NY
Bar · Greenpoint · 124 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Greenpoint needs all the quality coffee it can get, even if it is of the inconsistent variety. Búdin offers interesting drink variations, Nordic coffee roasters & food in a beautiful setting. (2/14)

Box Kite NYC is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

29. Box Kite NYC

115 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · East Village · 76 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: A small East Village shop with a bit of an identity crisis, Box Kite serves Madcap Coffee along with some rotating guest roasters, has wifi & plugs, and serves high end food and wine at night. (1/14)

Double Dutch Espresso is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

30. Double Dutch Espresso

8.8
2194 Frederick Douglass Blvd (btwn W 118th & W 119 St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Central Harlem · 59 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Co-owned by Lenox Coffee & The Chipped Cup, 2 other Harlem spots, Double Dutch leans more toward the latter, both in terms of espresso quality and design touches. An instant neighborhood hit. (1/14)

OST Cafe is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

31. OST Cafe

8.2
511 Grand St, New York, NY
Café · Lower East Side · 14 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: OST's new branch is in the granddaddy of under-served neighborhoods, the far Lower East Side, and features lots of exposed brick, well-made Intelligentsia Coffee, and baked goods. (1/14)

Freehold is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

32. Freehold

9.2
45 S 3rd St (btwn Kent Ave & Wythe Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Williamsburg · 140 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: On a secluded side street in burgeoning southwest Williamsburg, Freehold's work-friendly cafe, sporting a beautiful yellow La Marzocco, is the advance guard of a full-service restaurant to come.

Sumner Cafe is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

33. Sumner Cafe

8.0
144 Decatur St (Marcus Garvey), Brooklyn, NY
Café · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 43 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Visiting soon. (5/14)

34. The Coffee Shop

203 Wilson Ave (between Stanhope and Stockholm), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Bushwick · 3 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Visiting soon. (3/14)

Freehold is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

35. Freehold

9.2
45 S 3rd St (btwn Kent Ave & Wythe Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Williamsburg · 140 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Visiting soon. (2/14)

Egg Shop is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

36. Egg Shop

9.0
151 Elizabeth St (btwn Broome & Kenmare St), New York, NY
Breakfast Spot · NoLita · 209 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Visiting soon. (8/14)

Brewklyn Grind Coffee Roasters is one of NYC: Newest Indie Cafes and Coffee Shops.

37. Brewklyn Grind Coffee Roasters

8.6
557 Myrtle Ave (Emerson Pl and Classon Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Coffee Shop · Clinton Hill · 19 tips and reviews

Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guideProject Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide: Visiting soon. (10/14)