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Okay, I am sure many of you saw this post coming. For those that do not know, Stephen and I are a little caffeine obsessed and we LOVE checking out new cafes in each city we visit.

We recently spent 5 days exploring NYC and came across some incredible coffee shops. Here’s our pick of the best 5 cafes that deliver the perfect cup of coffee in New York City.

1. Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle has quality coffee beans & quality espresso. Their baristas don’t only make the perfect latte, but are also some of the most friendliest we met during our time in NY.

54 W 40th St

2. Brooklyn Roasting Company

If you have just crossed Brooklyn Bridge and looking for a place that serves an amazing iced coffee, you need to check out Brooklyn Roasting Company. It is a very trendy cafe with beautiful high ceilings, exposed pipes and cute sitting nooks. Our Brooklyn fave pick.

25 Jay St, Brooklyn

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3. Stumptown Coffee Roasters

If you are looking for the ultimate hipster cafe you need to head to Stumptown Coffee Roasters. As we were experiencing some very hot days during our time in NYC we opted to try their nitrous cold brew and it was incredible. It gave the coffee a creamy, smooth texture – delicious.

29 W 29th St

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4. Hole In The Wall

Owned by fellow Aussies, this cafe is literally a hole in the wall. We are always on the look out for a good flat white (which we find is rare in the states), however this place delivers!

420 5th Ave

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5. Hungry Ghost

Another amazing cafe in Brooklyn, Hungry Ghost delivers the perfect cup of coffee in a stylish, beautifully decorated cafe. We have heard there are a few popping up around Brooklyn, but the one on Flatbush Ave is the best.

253 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn

Where do you think has the best coffee in NY?

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  • Have you tried Underline Coffee? I haven’t been to New York for long enough to say it’s the best in the city, but I will say it’s one of my most memorable coffee shop experiences in any city. It’s a cute little shop under the Highline with great coffee and baristas who are very passionate and excited about what they do! I’ll have to try out some of the others you mention in this post. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ah I’ll be in NYC in 3 weeks – thank you for this! I always miss my flat white when I’m overseas, so hopefully I can find one that can live up to the Aussie standards!