Ground Support

Ground Support

Coffee Shop and Sandwich Place$$$$
SoHo, New York
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  • Nate B.
    "Cool picnic table seating and top-notch Intelligentsia roasts!"(22 Tips)
    Angy A.
    "If you come here order the prosciutto sandwich it was to die for!!"(15 Tips)
    Jessica d.
    "Great place to meet up with people with the picnic table setup."(8 Tips)
    Megan C.
    "Get a Cortado and the Prosciutto Sandwich"(13 Tips)
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  • Zach M.
    Zach MackFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    For most coffee spots, it's either fast service, friendly employees or good coffee: pick 2 of the 3. This place nails all of the above like nowhere else in Manhattan. And the food is fantastic!
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • Chris V.
    Chris VenturaJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Found this via Foursquare - loved it. Great atmosphere to rest while around SoHo. Turns out after 5pm sandwiches are 1/2 OFF - Grilled Cheese & Iced Coffee was very good!
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarSeptember 30, 2016
    Great coffee shop, but not ideal for working. Weak wi-fi and a loud atmosphere. Use it for your cold brew fix or meeting a friend instead. And they have iced matchas too - yes!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Christina P.
    Christina PeironaApril 24
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice place to work with internet and a lot of seating. Chai latte is amazing but quite sweet - I do light chai with almond milk and light chai. Yum!
    Upvoted Jul 11
  • Maureen O'Connell S.
    In the middle of a bustling SoHo, the place has something relaxing and soothing about it. Love the food ans coffee served here; especially the turkey picnic sandwich
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Andrea H.
    Andrea HongNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my fave spots to work if you can snag a seat in the back by the outlets. Chill vibe, free wifi, good coffee, and only sometimes swamped w soho euros. You might want headphones for when it is.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.January 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    why would you want to be present with your coffee anywhere else? natural light, languages of all kinds, community tables, all wonderful things. a neighborhood nook in soho is not an easy feat.
  • Christian
    ChristianMarch 16
    I consider myself an almond croissant addict. The one at Ground Support maybe wasn't the real (French) deal, but tbh quite good. Recommended!
    Upvoted Jul 11
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ChanJanuary 16
    Can get a little cramped, but it's a cozy coffee shop. A wide variety of drinks and yummy snacks are served. Currently serving tumeric latte- a must-try.
    Upvoted Jul 11
  • Simon L.
    Simon LindsayDecember 10, 2012
    Pretty good cappuccino, the best in the area. Barista's are a bit too cool/hipster, always talking to each other and generally don't make you feel welcome. Maybe because its a hot spot and always busy
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownJune 22, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The incredible muffins here are from Blue Sky Bakery in Park Slope, slight sugar coating with fruit filled centres, best I've had. Pair well with the cold brew.
  • Cass G.
    Cass GrimmOctober 17, 2016
    I had a delicious grilled cheese sandwich. The portion was small but I left feeling satisfied. The mint tea was tasty too.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyJuly 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't feel like your 8th cup of coffee today? Try the Arnold Palmer. Not too sweet. And quite refreshing.
  • Angy A.
    Angy AbreuJuly 21, 2016
    If you come here order the prosciutto sandwich it was to die for!! They have wifi so it's great for meetings, good amount of space and easy to get to.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TothSeptember 23, 2014
    The Cuban sandwich is amazing- and the chocolate cookiewich on the counter? My go-to anytime I need to bring dessert somewhere- they're life changing!!!!!
  • Freeman L.
    Freeman LaFleurAugust 9, 2014
    Get an almond milk latte and sit in front of the large front window for a great people watching perch. They also have free wifi! Woohoo!
  • Percolate
    PercolateMarch 18, 2012
    Great place to sneak an iced coffee and a mini peanut butter and jelly sandwich (on baguette no less) while you're walking around Soho. Also a good place to chill and do some work on the long benches.
  • Sumeet S.
    Sumeet ShahSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come for the fantastic coffee, stay to work (Wifi!), eat (50% off food after 5 PM), or chill (best people watching spot in Soho).
    Upvoted Jun 28
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    A rare workspace in SoHo, populated by fashionistas & tourists--lots of work meetings happen here. There are plugs & sometimes wonky wifi at this Intelligentsia shop. Coffee quality varies. Great food Read more
  • Peter C.
    Peter CuceNovember 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    A rare workspace in SoHo, populated by fashionistas & tourists--lots of work meetings happen here. There are plugs & sometimes wonky wifi at this Intelligentsia shop. Coffee quality varies. Great food Read more
  • Marivic G.
    Marivic GFebruary 12, 2015
    The barista told me I couldn't get my almond croissant warmed up b/c the almonds would get everywhere. The audacity! This will be the last time I get a matcha green latte w/ almond milk.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonMay 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Pro-tip: they have matcha. Get an iced latte with almond milk.
  • Marianna M.
    Marianna MilkisApril 9, 2015
    Great coffee, insane sandwiches and lots of space to crash with a laptop after 6pm. Cool staff too. My absolute favorite place!
  • Al L.
    Al LoDecember 2, 2016
    Wooden benches, R&B music, coziness with an almond latte made to order? YES, PLEASE!
    Upvoted Jul 11
  • Peter C.
    Peter CuceDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    A rare workspace in Soho, populated by fashionistas & tourists, lots of work meetings happen here. There are plugs & sometimes wonky wifi at this Intelligentsia shop. Coffee quality varies. Great food
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    A rare workspace in Soho, populated by fashionistas & tourists--lots of work meetings happen here. There are plugs & sometimes wonky wifi at this Intelligentsia shop. Coffee quality varies. Great food
  • Sabrina
    SabrinaJuly 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee in soho and the bran muffins are delicious.
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyJuly 20, 2015
    I'm always thrilled to come across a coffee shop serving Intelligentsia. Good drip coffee, even after sitting in a Thermos for however long.
  • Taylor
    TaylorJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great coffee, solid chai. The PB&J on baguette (on the counter) is a perfect little snack. Great bench inside and outside to watch Soho saunter and stagger by. My fav.
  • Remington G.
    Remington GuestJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Great muffins..an actual good bran one. Healthy!!! And the tiny peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are amazing. Sandwich happy hour is great. Wine is good too, go during happy hour for that.
  • EchoDA
    EchoDAMarch 23, 2012
    love the grill cheese sandwiches,plus a nice coffee selection and a very relaxed outdoor-zy designed space, right in the heart of SoHo.. this was an EchoDA sandwich :-)
  • DwellStudio
    DwellStudioMay 18, 2012
    One of our favorite neighborhood coffee shops! Snag a seat on the park bench at the front window and watch the SoHo lifestyle saunter up and down West Broadway.
  • Neiki U.
    Neiki UllahAugust 31, 2013
    In the afternoon, sun shines in through the skylights. There are also benches at the front inside and outside, perfect for people watching. Also, good wifi.
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SecklerNovember 29, 2011
    The woody environs of Ground Support complement the solid cup of coffee the SoHo shop serves. Benches, tree stumps, and a wood- trunk-as-table mark the front room, along with stacks of Nat Geos.
  • Annika K.
    Annika K. MartinNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Cute cafe with delicious coffee, cookies, and sandwiches. There's also a lovely sky-light area in the back and stacks of Nat Geo back issues to flip through. Great spot!
  • Andreas G.
    Andreas GebhardOctober 23, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Their house blend is a really nice everyday coffee. Drink it black.
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • Kar Man P.
    Kar Man P.May 5, 2015
    Love their coffee!! Whenever I think about coffee, i just cant wait to go there again. small but cosy, people sit next to eachother, but that is fine!
  • Shah
    ShahSeptember 11, 2014
    Man, their coffee is great. Also a really nice place to hang out + stuff face with one of their delicious sandwiches (say, the Turkey Picnic)
  • William D.
    William DoonanFebruary 10
    The prosciutto sandwich is what I recommend getting from this place!
    Upvoted Jul 11
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 10, 2013
    A great place to stop in to take a shopping break and grab a coffee in SoHo. We love the prosciutto sandwich.
  • Colin A.
    Colin AdamsMarch 25, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Good espresso, even better sandwiches. Also great for SoHo people watching out the big window.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Renae M.
    Renae MasonDecember 17, 2015
    One of the nicest coffees I've had in NYC. Cosy warmth of the place draws you in. Beware the freelancer crew hogging the good seats!
  • Hector P.
    Hector PerezOctober 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    great little place but with plenty of room to sit & chat. The almond milk latte was above average 👌
  • Philip K.
    Philip KarpiakOctober 7, 2014
    Nice place to get some work done with the free WiFi (sometimes spotty but gets the job done). There's usually enough room to squeeze in at the communal tables.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Grab a bench and people watch over some of the best espresso in SoHo. Free wifi (password is on a wood block on the counter).
  • R
    ROctober 13, 2013
    Great spot to take a break. The benches in front are perfect in the afternoon, just a little bit of sun. Good coffee too.
  • Doug T.
    Doug TabuchiJanuary 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    In the summer go for the iced coffee and cuban sandwich. Then grab a cigarrillo from the cigar shop down the street for a long lazy lunch.
  • Danielle W.
    Danielle WallisAugust 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Great relaxed spot in Soho for delicious coffee and sandwiches. Plenty of space to sit, and there's no minimum for credit card purchases!
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 15, 2013
    This Soho shop is often busy, yet relaxed. A friendly place to stop by for lunch and coffee. Read more
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiNovember 8, 2013
    Here for the first time & tried an americano. Taste was pretty bland to me, but I'd be willing to try their iced concoctions once it's warmer out again. Cute bench and table seating inside though!
  • Alan M.
    Alan Morton3 weeks ago
    Reasonable good third wave coffee shop 7.5/10
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Diana
    DianaAugust 31, 2013
    Love the atmosphere, layout, and natural light on this cafe. It'd be a perfect place to work if the wifi didn't suck. Please fix that?
  • darnisha b.
    darnisha bishopApril 5, 2016
    Good coffee, but VERY crowded. A little overwhelming, so probably best to go early when it first opens.
  • Phil T.
    Phil TorontoAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good coffee and friendly staff. Cool spot in SoHo for hanging out or meetings.
  • Marivic G.
    Marivic GFebruary 8, 2015
    Love the green tea matcha latte with almond milk. Cozy seating and select pastries to pair with your drink of choice.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RainertFebruary 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Want a little something sweet? Grab one of the ginger cookies in the jar by the resister. Super delicious.
  • Ranjan R.
    Ranjan RoySeptember 3, 2014
    Go to soho spot for wifi and good coffee. Note: the wifi works way better in the back area.
  • Ying L.
    Ying LimOctober 31, 2016
    Really excellent sandwich and the vibes are great. Love the benches.
  • Bastian B.
    Bastian BeyerMay 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The salad is really good! Would never have expected at this place, but stumbled upon via Foursquare Explore
  • Tania T.
    Tania TsangJuly 6, 2016
    Prosciutto sandwich is very good and has a bit of delicious jam in it!
  • Kartik S.
    Kartik SJune 14, 2015
    Fellow Aussies and others who crave proper coffees.. Get your Flat White fix while in SoHo here. Iced Chai is also good.
  • Jessica d.
    Jessica de OliveiraDecember 8, 2015
    Great place to meet up with people with the picnic table setup. Lively, but chill enough that it's a great study spot as well
  • GNTLMN
    GNTLMNJanuary 22, 2013
    A wonderful place to meet creative and interesting people. Always packed, good treat, so-so wi-fi on really busy days.
  • Sydney L.
    Sydney LimApril 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything about this place is great- coffee, matcha, pastries, and seating. Even their Instagram is 👌🏻
  • Claudia C.
    Claudia ColonnaApril 28, 2015
    Love the raw bars they sell and they make a tasty almond milk cappuccino - super cute mini outdoor alcove area
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this spot! Wooden seating, sandwiches, and very open, well lit. Fun place to meet a friend or just hang
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FerenciDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Order one of their double espressos and say hello to the always handsome Steven (the owner) who typically works in the front.
  • Tina W.
    Tina WongJanuary 10, 2012
    A popular (and good spot) for coffee in the touristy-shopping neighborhood of SoHo. They pour out decent cappuccinos and good iced coffee.
  • Giulia P.
    Giulia PratiDecember 2, 2014
    They have matcha green tea! And almond milk! And agave syrup, all pretty hard to find in standard coffee shops
  • Swen G.
    Swen GrahamSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Iced Matcha tea is well worth the 5 bucks. Get one for the walk back to the office and one for sipping at your desk.
  • PJ D.
    PJ DillonOctober 2, 2014
    Holy sweetened almond milk, batman! ...I'll add sugar if I want it, thank you. But impressive latte art for almond milk.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The iced chai latte is one of the best I have had in the city. Just the right amount of spice!
  • Joe H.
    Joe HolderAugust 7, 2014
    Solid place with great staff and cozy feel. Need wi-fi? Network and password is written on desk by cashier!
  • Ben D.
    Ben DruckerSeptember 9, 2014
    Great place to meet—the picnic tables get crowded mid day but you can usually find a spot.
  • Ashley
    AshleyMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to sit for a while. Come for the Intelligensia coffee and stay for the benches and long tables.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyNovember 19, 2015
    Cute soho coffee shop but gets extremely crowded throughout the day. Don't expect to get a seat, but do get a coffee and a sandwich to go!
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaOctober 14, 2014
    Coffee, service and cookies are great. But the place is small and super crowded, I guess is a good signal for its quality
  • Sasha R.
    Sasha Reyes-GuerraFebruary 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    I don't know what you look for in a sandwich, but personally I think it's a good sign when I find myself thinking that I never want it to end. GO CUBAN or go home!!!!!
  • citizenM
    citizenMMarch 25, 2016
    If you also have a weak spot for small, cute cafés with communal tables, this is your place. Read more
  • Ken A.
    Ken AndersenJune 19, 2014
    Sandwiches are great. They're premade and ready to go, or you can stay and enjoy the picnic tables inside.
  • Francesca B.
    Francesca BirksMarch 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The staff here is great, the kinds of people you would want to hang out with on the lake or at a show in NYC, and their coffee is delish. They also now have a new liquor license!
  • Betty T.
    Betty TJune 20, 2012
    The chai - hot and iced - is some of the best I've ever had, and the chocolate chip cookies are perfect.
  • Steve
    SteveFebruary 27, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Cortado is good and strong. Small cappuccino is great for Aussies looking for a decent 'flat white'
  • SKW
    SKWOctober 21, 2015
    Best coffee shop in SoHo. ☕️ BIG fan of their prosciutto sandwich with strawberry rhubarb jam.
  • Nastya S.
    One of the best cappuccinos I tried
    Upvoted Jul 11
  • Bianca
    BiancaOctober 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Their salad is delicious (and this comes from a huge Chopt fan.) When you're ok with feeling a little guilty, get the ham and cheese.
  • Kate Z.
    Kate ZoopAugust 3, 2012
    The mini PB&J is the perfect size (and price) for a quick, yummy snack. Iced tea's not shabby either.
  • Steve C.
    Steve CheneyJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get an almond croissant. Also sit on the outside bench in the back and you can watch the artists outside - classic SOHO
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff Reine 🌧January 12
    Bustling cafe with appropriate levels of buzz
    Upvoted Jul 11
  • Russell G.
    Russell GodfreyJune 12, 2013
    Great coffee, small bites, and reliable wifi make this a great place to get some work done.
  • Jerry A.
    Jerry AlmazanApril 1, 2013
    Grab the red eye coffee & the ham/cheese triple decker grilled! Also everything half off after 6pm.
  • Culinary L.
    Culinary LibrarianJanuary 9, 2013
    Amazingly consistent espresso beverages, no matter who makes it. That's saying a lot for any coffee shop
  • ms
    msMarch 24, 2015
    YOOO THIS COFFEE IS REALLY GOOD. Also the benches and picnic tables give this place a cool vibe
  • Two Degrees
    Two DegreesJune 17, 2011
    Two Degrees bars are sold here! Buy a delicious food bar and give a medically formulated food pack to a hungry child. Is Good. Does Good.
  • Felipe L.
    Felipe LautonMay 4, 2016
    Came here because of their Instagram account (they only post dog pictures ❤️) and had the best chocolate cookie in my life.
  • Juyeon L.
    Juyeon LeeMay 18, 2012
    Cute, chill cafe with free wifi. Sandwiches and cookies are great here. Sandwiches half off after 5pm!
  • Hector
    HectorSeptember 5, 2015
    Sit by the window for people watching or sip on a cortado while you enjoy the free wifi
  • Erika G.
    Erika GrijalvaOctober 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great espresso from intelligentsia. The grilled cheese w tomato is a great quick meal.
  • Ariel V.
    Ariel VieraMay 23, 2014
    This is probably the only real non-Starbucks coffee shop that has a large size. For optimal caffeination, vie for the large latte with a extra shot of espresso.
  • Jin Y.
    Jin YoonAugust 7, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    They recently increased the price. $4 for iced americano, $5.25 for iced latte. a lovely place, not an everyday option 💔💰
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