Sometimes all you need is a little pick-me-up. Whether that’s your morning brew, an afternoon sweet treat or a fun, uplifting message on your coffee cup, these shops—some of our favorites here at CUPS—have got you covered. We proudly present… *drum roll please*… the coolest coffee CUPS of NY (and one for L.A.—because sometimes we need to get some beach time, too). We just ask that you hold your applause until the end, please.
Like most New Yorkers, we’re suckers for good logo design.
Location: SoHo/NoLita (Canal St. J, 6, N, Q, R)
We recommend the: Olivia, a special iced coffee blend
The Jolly Goat
We’ll bet you 20 bucks and a latte that you’ll have one of those “d’aw, so cute” moments when you see the cups at Jolly Goat. If you don’t, you probably have no soul. Seriously.
Location: Hell’s Kitchen (50th St. A, C, E)
We recommend the: Stumptown Cold Brew
Coolest New York-Centric Design:
We love the play off GCS on Grand—whoops, GROUND Central’s cups.
Locations (2): Midtown East (42nd St. and Lexington Av/53rd St. E, M)
We recommend the: House Drip
Express Yourself Barista Bar
Because coffee puns are the best. Obviously.
Location: Bushwick (Central Ave. M)
We recommend the: Vanilla Latte
Sit & Wonder
You’ll find the classic Anthora paper coffee cup, an icon of New York City, at Sit & Wonder in Fort Greene. Reminds us of the good ol’ days…
Location: Prospect Heights (Park Pl. S)
We recommend the: Housemade Almond Milk Latte
We sadly can’t feature ALL the awesome Spiegel cups. But here’s one we really love. #truth
Location: East Village (2nd Ave. F)
We recommend the: Cafe Mocha
Alfred Coffee & Kitchen (L.A.)
OK, LA. We’ll hand it to you. Alfred’s usual cups coin one of the most recognizable mantras (“But First, Coffee”). But they also serve espresso from an edible cup, a chocolate-dipped WAFFLE CONE. Because who wouldn’t want coffee served out of a waffle cone?