Birch Coffee

Birch Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
NoMad, New York
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  • Laurence B.
    Laurence BerlandAugust 28, 2015
    Good espresso, friendly staff, a nice space to relax in. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area. Oh, they also have cold brew and Kyoto style iced. Espresso to stay+cold brew to go=happy
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 15, 2013
    Take a break from Manhattan's hustle-bustle at the Library in Birch Coffee, the Gershwin Hotel's quirky coffee shop. This lofty space is perfect for warming up to an old book while sipping coffee! Read more
  • PureWow
    PureWowOctober 25
    Can we talk about that wall of books for a sec? Along with plenty of reading material, this neighborhood spot has some of the best cold brew under the sun. (It’s never too chilly for iced coffee) Read more
  • Louis-Felix B.
    Louis-Felix BinetteApril 2, 2013
    trendy midtown café. the quieter upstairs library jas power outlets & can be accessed through a staircase located in the lobby of the gerschwin hotel. purchase gives you 60 minutes of free wifi.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 4
    Ooh, the Kyoto cold brew involves brewing coffee in a really cool glass contraption popularized in Kyoto, Japan. You’ll have to wait a little longer for a cup, but it’s definitely worth it. Read more
  • Alex C.
    Alex ClausenMarch 25
    Cold brew coffe is my new thing to get!! Especially on a warm and humid day in NYC. Staff is great, helping and fast, even in regards customers with VERY specific orders
  • Paul
    PaulOctober 22, 2015
    The new age coffeeshop with their own roasted beans. These guys know their coffee brewing and all that latte art. They are a close second in the city after Stumptown. Yes, the queues are long but fast
  • J L.
    J LAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Terrific coffee shop in the NoMad area to stop in for espresso drinks. One can get a good flat white here. The doughnut from dough is outstanding.
  • Evangelia M.
    Evangelia MavropoulouJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I love everything about this place!Try the grilled cheese, indulge yourself in a fine cup of coffee.The salads are pretty amazing ,as well. There is a hidden library upstairs. Birch is a true gem
  • Dave D.
    Dave DawsonSeptember 12, 2013
    The baristas are super friendly,the arrangement of the shop encourages conversation. If you're there to work, head up the secret staircase around the side to the "library" when you can set up shop.
  • Steven H.
    Steven HassallNovember 7, 2014
    A hidden gem amongst the retail giants of Manhattan, with lovely coffee but no WiFi (before 5pm). Chicken sandwich was pretty special, lots of flavour and good quality meat
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJuly 5
    Since Birch opened their first location in 2009, they have been dedicated to making a better Kyoto Cold Brew. They brew using their single origin beans for a rich, darker flavor Read more
  • Jen j.
    Jen jenFebruary 25, 2012
    BEST COFFEE I EVER HAD IN MY LIFE!!! great atmosphere and their sandwiches are Awesome! I was here in vacation but plan on moving to ny. now I have my go to coffee shop! must try!!!
  • Christophe L.
    Christophe LampertiSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Works great as a coffice (plenty of space) and the pastries are good. The Internet code they give you only works for 1 hour, though.
  • @tessa H.
    @tessa HorehledAugust 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Check in regularly on Foursquare to unlock "double stamp days". You can grab a little reward card in the cup on the counter while in line. Free coffee after 10 stamps!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BergsteinMay 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Aside from blue bottle's New Orleans style, this is the most consistently amazing, rich iced coffee I've ever had. Get the largest size or you will be UNHAPPY later.
  • Arnold
    Arnold2 weeks ago
    Mmmmmm delicious coffee!! And finally a coffee venue were you don't need to ask for a small coffee if you're not from the US ;)
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PaulDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Coffee is good, but this location has lost a lot of its charm since it moved to their new space. It's a lot more coffee shop and less cafe, with shorter hours and a smaller, less interesting space.
  • J L.
    J LAugust 8, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Best flat white in the city. The staff is very nice. Definitely the coffee shop of choice in the NoMad area.
  • warrent s.
    warrent sattMarch 21, 2014
    There are really abut quality and cozy neighborhood spot. It does get extreme crowded in the morning but the line moves quickly.
  • Angie V.
    Angie V.August 6, 2014
    A little crowded, but if you avoid the peak hours, try to score a seat in the little library, or at the bar for some people watching. Love the industrial feel of this place.
  • Irina
    IrinaJanuary 6, 2013
    Get the Gorgonzola grilled cheese with a latte and take a seat upstairs in the library. Crowded on weekends and at the same time, alarmingly quiet. Oh and $$$
  • annaloop
    annaloopNovember 29, 2013
    For a great start into your day, have a huge bowl of Homemade Oatmeal. Super delicious, lots of Maple Syrup!
  • HJ K.
    HJ KwonMarch 4, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Once I spilled a full ice coffee outside and when I came back to buy a new one, they replaced it for free. They also try to remember you and greet you by name
  • Mish and Rob
    Mish and RobMay 16, 2015
    This new location is nowhere near as good as the last one (it looks a bit half-finished), but perhaps it'll get better in time. The cold brew is just as good as always.
  • Tina H.
    Tina HolzingerOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    amazing coffee, great coffee shop to get work done! they also serve beer and wine. Analog weekends = no laptops allowed downstairs, just in the library
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissJune 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great cappuccino and cold brew. Comfortable spot with a good vibe to work from, too.
  • Colin Q.
    Colin QuekJanuary 20, 2012
    First timers get a muffin! Worth it to just try and relax upstairs in the library. Also, if the restroom is out, use the one in the hotel, just make 2 rights.
  • Valerie T.
    Valerie TysonMarch 23, 2013
    Super hip coffee bar serving a solid cup of joe located in the lobby of the funky Gershwin Hotel. Check out the hidden library before you leave.
  • Cece L.
    Cece LAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't sit in the hotel, as they are very insistent about non-guests occupying their lobby. Go through the door marked "H" and you'll find Birch Coffees cute little library.
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TAugust 7, 2014
    The iced pour over was delicious, and the ambience here - quiet and friendly - is perfect for resting from a long walk or reading a book.
  • Maarten P.
    Maarten PeschierAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Everything is awesome here! Amazing espresso, great grilled cheese sandwiches. Staff is super friendly as well! Best coffee spot in NoMad!
  • Dave W.
    Dave WhelanDecember 20, 2012
    The salt roasted beet salad changed my life. And the iced cappuccino made me feel like that life would last forever. I am a Birch Believer!
  • Timelessnomad
    TimelessnomadFebruary 12, 2015
    Great little coffee shop that can compete with Stumptown nearby. Nice atmosphere and good snacks as well. Great for that 2pm slump.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LoDecember 20, 2015
    Hidden library isn't available anymore. Location moved to a smaller venue. Still a cozy coffee shop.
  • Tony A.
    Tony AuOctober 5, 2012
    Came for the iced coffee and stayed for the double chocolate cookie. Purchase a growler for routine office meeting beverage at a discount. $20 to start & $15 for each refill.
  • Dorian D.
    Dorian DarganSeptember 8, 2011
    This place is awesome!! Its all about community. Love the art and vibe here. I also was able to come in and play the piano for an hour!! Amazing!!
  • Shah
    ShahSeptember 11, 2014
    Great cold brew. A good alternative to nearby Stumptown at Ace Hotel if you need to switch it up. Gets real packed too, though.
  • Kelsey C.
    Kelsey CookNovember 14, 2013
    Try the Chai Latte or the Roasted Almond Tea for a coffee alternative. The Raspberry Jam cookie is also outta this world!
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth M5 days ago
    Great quality coffee place, either to go or sit in. Casual atmosphere, usually pretty busy.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • Caroline A.
    Caroline AlbrechtSeptember 14, 2015
    another great coffee shop with great coffee and a variety of other goods (bakery goods, tea goods, and hidden library goods)
  • Marc E.
    Marc EApril 30, 2013
    Tasting Table says: "...both beer and espresso flights are available, and 64-ounce growlers of cold-brewed iced coffee can be delivered."
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'NeillSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great strong espresso brews. Don't leave without a jug of their cold brew!
  • Michael M.
    Michael Mizrahi1 week ago
    Very comfortable and cozy coffee spot for a winter afternoon. Go for the long table a few steps up by the book cases.
  • Leah G.
    Leah GeogheganDecember 17, 2014
    Get a cappuccino! Delicious. And the line is always long..if you're here w a friend have them find a seat while you grab drinks
  • Glenn G.
    Glenn GentzkeFebruary 6, 2015
    Cold brew + hazelnut milk was smooth and great. Helps battle the heat inside from all the people despite below freezing outside.
  • Connor L.
    Connor LevensOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Although subject to change, this coffee shop's superior kitchen closes at 7:30pm on weekdays (M-F), and at 6:30pm on weekends (Sat-Sun).
  • Phil T.
    Phil TorontoAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Birch Cold Brew is my favorite iced coffee in NYC as well as the entire east coast. No joke.
  • Zack S.
    Zack SheppardJuly 22, 2014
    Great spot to grab a quick bite and some coffee. If you're there to do work try and grab a spot in their upstairs "library."
  • Adley
    AdleyAugust 28, 2014
    This is the place if you just want to chill out and have a good coffee. Free wifi every day after 4pm!
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