Kaffe 1668

Kaffe 1668

Coffee Shop, Café, and Juice Bar$$$$
Tribeca, New York
  • lauren
    "Best spot to work is downstairs, much less crowded"(36 Tips)
    Joe S.
    "(Wifi password: ilovesheep) Don't tell anyone!"(9 Tips)
    Yonadav T.
    "Get a cortado or macchiato...great coffee art from skilled baristas!"(10 Tips)
    John W.
    "Awesome, extensive selection of intelligentsia coffees here."(5 Tips)
336 Tips and reviews
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  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PlacenciaNovember 25, 2015
    Unique coffee options and hipster baristas to tell you all about them. Downstairs is usually empty and quiet. Don't be turned off by the giant fridge in the room, great space for getting work done.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissDecember 24, 2013
    The ideal downtown work spot. Great single origin coffees brewed with clover machines. Huge tables with lighting that doesn't suck. Reasonably good free wifi. Only downside is no power outlets.
  • Andrius R.
    Japanese - Swedish family runs a stylish place with very good blend for espresso, nice baristas and a fine Macha Raw energy bars. As all Scandinavians they favour cashless payments.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiDecember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect for a lazy morning. Grab their perfectly fluffy whole wheat croissant with an Ethiopian espresso.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Carl F.
    Carl FigueiredoFebruary 12, 2016
    Excellent cafe tucked away just blocks from World Trade Center. Great roasting program & execution of espresso / pour-over drinks. Make sure to check out the Alpha Dominche pour-over machine.
  • Sergo G.
    Sergo GAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    One of the top coffee shops in the city. They have an excellent selection of coffees, teas and coffee drinks. Don't forget to use your Kaffe card {Buy 10 get the next drink free}
  • Chris V.
    Chris VolinskyJuly 6, 2015
    Best coffee in NYC? If you are into coffee, and I mean real, straight, black coffee, and enjoy the varietal differences of different countries, must try their impeccably brewed cups o joe.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 15, 2013
    Sheep, the shop's mascot, decorate Kaffe 1668's walls. Enter the cafe's cave-like basement for a completely different experience. Also, try the shop's fresh-pressed juices. Read more
  • Lin L.
    Lin LingJune 14, 2013
    Great coffee! I get one before work most days! The croissants are good! The main floor space offers a nice ambience, and the downstair space is quiet - great for work or alone time!
  • Darrin M.
    Darrin MaloneNovember 4, 2014
    The atmosphere and vibe of this place is great. They were just playing The Usual Suspects on the projector and people weren't obnoxious. Great coffee and espresso drinks. Laptop worker approved.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceJanuary 28, 2015
    Coziest downstairs of any coffee shop in Manhattan that I've found. Probably the only one too, haha. But it's got comfortable seating and very low noise levels which are great respite from the City.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LydenMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Any drink ordered here will be superbly prepared and delicious. Friendly service, the place has an excellent vibe! It does get quite busy; enjoy a quieter setting downstairs. Dig the light fixtures.
  • Mischa L.
    Mischa LumiereSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down the best latte in Manhattan. A little expensive but how can you not love the fluffy little sheep that decorate the entire shop. Skip the food. There are better options nearby
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCFebruary 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Kaffe has been one of our favorites since the coming of the third wave. With the addition of wine and juices, a solid spot whatever your needed poison or antidote may be.
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JonesJanuary 27, 2016
    Cosy, free wifi and lots of sheep. The coffee is great and it attracts a very trendy crowd. Oh and the wifi code is ilovesheep
  • Joe S.
    Joe SheppardNovember 23, 2014
    Secret work stations downstairs -- quiet, good light, big wooden table or private booth. (Wifi password: ilovesheep) Don't tell anyone!
  • Simon H.
    Simon HSeptember 28, 2014
    Its pretty good... But not as good as laughing man in the same neighborhood. Yes, its trendier with some nice art on the walls, but the flat white at laughing man still wins hands down.
  • Kathrin S.
    Kathrin SteinbergerOctober 4, 2016
    VERY good coffee! Tasty bagels and croissants
  • Tina W.
    Tina WongJanuary 10, 2012
    This narrow space is good for the mornings when you don't have to rush out the door. The atmosphere kind of feels like Stumptown but a little more elegant. Any espresso-based drink is good here.
  • R
    RFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    They now serve cold pressed juices. Their coffee/espresso quality has a bit more variation unfortunately now than their early days with new hires etc. still, a very good place for the area.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 4, 2016
    Come for the stellar cold brew; stay for the sheep stuffed animals that hang out in every nook and cranny of the store. Read more
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneDecember 14, 2012
    A smooth and sweeter coffee than others. Great seating space that's dimly-lit and cosy but roomy at the same time. Wifi too. Small soy latte $4.50 to stay
  • M A T T   B E R N S O N
    M A T T B E R N S O NOctober 4, 2012
    They put the Clover drip on the map. They invented checking out with an iPad. References to the olde with lots of progress and cutting edge style. Oh, and great coffee.
  • Peter C.
    Peter CuceNovember 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It can be difficult to get a seat near a plug upstairs, but the downstairs space offers many more. Wifi is strong, there's good food w/ a Nordic bent and a variety of coffee roasters on Clover. Read more
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    It can be difficult to get a seat near a plug upstairs, but the downstairs space offers many more. Wifi is strong, there's good food w/ a Nordic bent and a variety of coffee roasters on Clover. Read more
  • Raja H.
    Raja HAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The basement is a fantastic study spot. Usually you'll find Stuyvesant HS students here. I'm glad an alternative to Starbucks finally opened up. Counter Culture served here.
  • Bruce H.
    Bruce HaydonJanuary 13
    Great place to meet for business or to catch up with a friend. A little dark, but good free Wi-Fi despite the fact there are almost no power outlets.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 1, 2011
    Little coffee house serving delicious, smokey and memorable brews. Great place to hang out with your laptop and enjoy a cup and a yummy pastry.
  • Carmen d.
    Carmen da SilvaJanuary 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Intelligencia, Ecco and Counter Culture all served up in this chill bi-level coffee shop (pop downstairs where they hide both the restrooms and seating for a dozen more caffeine and free wifi lovers)
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacDecember 30, 2014
    Great place to work with good coffee, strong wifi, and tons of seating. Charge your laptop ahead of time though, very few power plugs.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GilbertMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place! Latte machiato and peppermint tea are my favs! Also love the hummous avocado sandwich and Swedish Cave cookie. All are incredibly delish!
  • Avin N.
    Avin NarasimhanNovember 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the best mochas I've had in the city. Great ambiance and some good food as well. A weekend morning favorite for us.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 18, 2011
    Don't be surpised if there's a line at this TriBeCa café. Free wifi with purchase makes it a good place to relax while you sip on your brew.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DonovanOctober 23, 2016
    They know how to fill their cups! Every time I order a coffee, it's filled to the top. I feel like I have Parkinson's as my coffee flys everywhere. Top notch
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This is my favorite cafe in New York. They have wonderful coffee, and it is a remarkably nice cafe for getting work done.
  • Jaunted
    JauntedApril 16, 2011
    If you want to taste one of the most flavorful coffees of your life, get the Bolivian on the Clover. Downstairs area is nice, perfect for working where it's quieter.
  • Peter C.
    Peter CuceDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Although it can be difficult to get a seat near a plug, the modern industrial design of this place is compelling. Coffee quality is uneven but they have a good selection of coffee roasters & food.
  • Yonadav T.
    Yonadav TsunaFebruary 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee! Definitely mix it up. Get a cortado or macchiato...great coffee art from skilled baristas! Great vibe, but check out downstairs too for a chiller area.
  • fra
    fraJanuary 19, 2014
    excellent coffees, fantastic watching them make it in their specialised equipment.
    Upvoted Feb 3
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerAugust 22, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The ambiance here with candles & a long wooden table is fabulous. Coffee is great too. They sell Toby's Estate in store.
  • Nas B.
    Nas BenaliNovember 4, 2014
    Trendy place. Really good lattes. If you don't find seating as you enter, no worries, there's more downstairs and it's quieter.
  • Ralph
    RalphJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The only cafe you should go to in TriBeCa. Delicious coffee & espresso, super friendly and laid-back staff, great ambience.
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    It can be difficult to get a seat near a plug, but the modern industrial design of this place is compelling. Coffee quality is uneven but they have a good selection of coffee roasters & good food.
  • Sasho N.
    Sasho NikolovJanuary 29, 2014
    Cute place, and if you don't feel like coffee the tea selection is good too. No idea why they are playing Terminator on a giant screen right now.
  • Mustafa A.
    Mustafa Al NiamaMay 20, 2014
    The Cortado is delicious and the right afternoon boost if you're feeling sleepy. 9/10
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiFebruary 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Eat the turkey curry sandwich: smoked turkey, curry sauce w walnuts & raisins, arugula, radish. Wash down with one of the best cup of coffee in the city.
  • Sonny D.
    Sonny DatoySeptember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    they've ditched intelligentsia for some brooklyn-based roaster. while i trust the former, i must say that taste and quality have remained the same.
  • Aaron
    AaronAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    For this area, it's the best coffee. But if you want the best coffee and best experience go to La Colombe on Church and Lispenard (close to Canal).
  • John Michael C.
    John Michael CassettaDecember 2, 2014
    Single-origin coffee here is great. But good luck getting a seat to get any work done...lot of screenplays being written in here.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonJanuary 18, 2016
    It would be good for working if everyone else hadn't already discovered it was good for working. Espresso was sweet and right, though I was slightly annoyed when the barista spilled my cortado
  • Elie B.
    Elie BleierJune 3, 2014
    Hip, wealthy yuppie bankers and parents. And awesome coffee. If space permits, cool study area downstairs. Insanely expensive food.
  • ºDamian W.
    ºDamian White ºApril 25, 2012
    They are serious about their coffee here!! Good thing too, cause I like it that way! Low key, free wifi, but don't order food--$10 for a simple sliced bread sandwich?!?… (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Ari S.
    Ari SchulerDecember 13, 2014
    Amazing coffee. There is a small amount of seating - more than you might think - behind the pillar by the coffee bar.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa ParavanoSeptember 17, 2013
    love the vibe, love the ambience, hate the douchey baristas & paying $5 for a cup of coffee that takes 15 mins to make.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CoxFebruary 29, 2016
    Excellent pour over. This is my favorite codfee shop in New York so far.
  • Shayna
    Shayna6 days ago
    The cortado is unbelievable. One of the best flavor profiles ever - a delicious nutty smoothness - favorite​ coffee in NY!
  • Lisa D.
    Lisa DiepMarch 26, 2014
    No outlet plugs at all, but still a sweet space to do work esp downstairs. Biscuit with raspberry jam is delicious!
  • Irina
    IrinaJanuary 16
    Flat white was good but bigger than expected, croissant was yum. Baristas were indifferent though - didn't notice even a hint of smile on their faces in 20 Minutes 😐
  • Evren A.
    Evren AvserenApril 18, 2015
    I really felt peaceful here. Interesting atmosphere with dim light and candles. Great place to read or freelancing.
  • Huey O.
    Huey OMay 1, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the salted caramel chocolate piece. Well worth every nibble. It has a hint of almond roca in it.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SheppardOctober 29, 2014
    Committed to good, strong coffee, cute ceramics too. Chill vibe but can attract laptop warriors & FiDi power meetings.
  • Adley
    AdleyAugust 21, 2014
    Great coffee. Amazing desserts! Sheeps are sooo cute and EVERYWHERE! ;)))
  • Mish and Rob
    Mish and RobMay 26, 2015
    It's a bit pretentious, but it smells amazing and the coffees are perfect. We just stopped here for a quick break, so didn't try the wifi.
  • Brad G.
    Brad GillespieDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Closest to a quality Seattle coffee shop in NYC. Good coffee, cool music, nice space, free internet & chill vibe.
  • Mariel L.
    Mariel LëmairDecember 23, 2016
    Potent espresso on their yummy cappuccino. Lovely space with large-wooden community table with lots of space.
  • Susumu
    SusumuApril 29, 2016
    Nice cafe in TriBeCa. There's a seat downstairs. It's bit dark for work though.
  • Zain M.
    Zain M.November 14, 2015
    When you get off the WTC Path station, don't go to a Starbucks, go here. One of the best coffees in the area.
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FrankfurtJune 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Anything you order here will be amazing. Don't add anything, just drink it as it comes. You'll love it.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanJanuary 8
    1668 is the year that New Yorkers started drinking coffee for breakfast instead of beer. 🍺➡️☕️
  • Guillaume F.
    Guillaume FlandreJanuary 15, 2016
    Good coffee and kusmi tea, lights are dimmed which is kind of weird but I enjoyed it. Bathrooms close after 6pm
  • Hani A.
    Hani AlawadiJune 10, 2014
    A very good coffee quality. Recommended for caffeine addicts. Try one of individually brewed coffee.
  • Julie D.
    Julie DeRoseFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee I've had anywhere and I've had a $12 cup elsewhere lol. Bring some lemon juice and sprinkle it on their ooie gooie cookies =D
  • Joe M.
    Joe McCannNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I love kids, but there are SOOO MANY KIDS HERE. Otherwise, fantastic coffee and great workspace
  • Josef S.
    Josef SzottenMay 6, 2013
    Good wifi, loads of space and tasty ice cold-brewed coffee.
  • Elaine A.
    Elaine A.August 6, 2015
    Lovely cortado and interior. Downstairs is a little busy with workers constantly moving supplies around.
  • Cicy F.
    Cicy FanMay 5, 2016
    In case you are starved and waiting for a table at a restaurant near by, the pastries are all very good
  • Dusan M.
    Dusan MurcoOctober 26, 2014
    Great place for wokrking. They have good coffee, comfy seating for coffice and fast wifi.
  • Muneeb A.
    Muneeb AnwarOctober 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Probably my favorite cafe in NYC! The Cappuccino is really good! The vibe is quaint and laid back.
  • Steven H.
    Steven HassallNovember 13, 2014
    Not sure about the love for sheep but the latte is one of the best I've had in NYC
  • Klaas Pieter A.
    Klaas Pieter AnnemaNovember 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite coffee place in the city. Any of their espresso based is a good choice.
  • Nadia N.
    Nadia NeophytouApril 12, 2012
    The quirkiness of the "sheeplove" vibe here makes this place great for coffee and enjoying a cool atmosphere.
  • Ethan C.
    Ethan CAugust 10, 2014
    Much brighter and casual then the one up the road. Great espresso drinks and decent lunch options nevertheless!!
  • micchele t.
    micchele tottiJanuary 17, 2015
    10 minutes to get a Macchiato. 3 baristas working, one playing with Netflix on a huge screen one one seems to be working and the third went away. Macchiato finally arrives cold and very bitter, no tha
  • Cooper R.
    Cooper RaySeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Always ask for the guest espresso, they change it all the time with great single origins and blends!
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'NeillAugust 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee is good not great but the food options are fantastic. If you need something to go this is a great option.
  • John B.
    John BrennanJune 16, 2013
    The basement is quiet and (very) comfortable. Great place to get some work done, esp bc they have free wifi.
  • R
    RAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Certain seats along the wall get icy AC air in summer. Bring a sweatshirt.
  • John W.
    John WallerMarch 7, 2013
    Awesome, extensive selection of intelligentsia coffees here. Tres Santos was great
  • Steve C.
    Steve CheneyNovember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Most amazing coffee shop I've been to in NYC. There's a secret downstairs. Read, think, be happy.
  • Karan T.
    Karan TamhaneJanuary 9, 2015
    Great coffice! Coffee is awesome and the wifi is good. Nice, quiet space downstairs.
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PepeApril 6, 2014
    Seriously excellent coffee but the sheep motif and ridiculously oversized table throw me off a bit. Everything seems oversized, actually.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BJune 17, 2012
    best coffee spot in TriBeCa. go downstairs if you need to get work done.
  • Anna A.
    Anna AnnaNovember 27, 2011
    Supper cool place. Nice atmosphere, great coffee just only one issue what's up with all baristas so not nice. But I definitely will come back
  • Jasmine H.
    Jasmine HsuOctober 8, 2014
    one of few good study spots in tribeca. check out the downstairs area.
  • Lillian C.
    Lillian ChiouSeptember 17, 2013
    Delicious latte. Not as great as la colombe but will do. Also, they play the Strokes. Love it.
  • R
    RMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    They play movies off Netflix on the HD projector screen in the evenings. It's pretty awesome.
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DelgadoDecember 22, 2012
    Coffee is good but the food is pricey... Lighting isn't great for studying... It has a lot of seating, which makes it inviting to study... But dark!
  • Shantanu J.
    Shantanu JoshiOctober 13, 2014
    Don't forget to check out the downstairs area. Spectacular cortado as well.
  • Migiwa M.
    Migiwa MiyajimaMay 21, 2013
    They also have many kind of fresh cole pressed juice.
  • Raquel R.
    Raquel RiveraSeptember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Seriously one of the best cafes in NYC. Great ambiance and excellent coffee.
  • Ekaterina K.
    Ekaterina KurashevaOctober 24, 2014
    Уютное местейчко поработать, даже днем полумрак со свечками с вай-фаем (в собрате на Бич стрит его нет), но в ланч-тайм довольно оживленно. Латте вкусный, Чай Латте - тоже!
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