Time to break out the chunky vintage sweaters, button-down cardigans and slouchy toboggans (if you haven’t already) and squeeze in those final hiking, pumpkin patching, apple picking day trips before the New York tundra called winter rolls in.
And while you’re at it, check out our new fall cafés on the CUPS app, here to keep you warm and toasty. Or cool, if you’re one of those people who drinks iced coffee when the temperature drops below zero.
Hey, no judgments.
AP Café, Bushwick
From the moment we walked into AP Café in Bushwick, we were in love. Not only do we appreciate that AP uses beans from La Colombe—we love the shop’s clean, open vibes, making us feel serene, the way a great coffee shop ought to make you feel.
Among traditional espresso drinks, AP offers unique concoctions such as an Iced Vietnamese or the “Blood Orange.”
Bushwick Public House, Bushwick
Don’t try faking your Australian accent here, mate. “A dose of Australian-style hospitality” is just what the doctor ordered when he or she led us to Bushwick Public House, located on the corner of Myrtle and DeKalb Avenue. Fancy one of BPH’s Melbourne-style espresso drinks, such as the traditional flat white.
P.S. They also serve whiskey. [Insert “preach” emoji.]
ST Coffee, Bed-Stuy
Coffee makes everything better. Including a good shopping trip. Get the best of both worlds at the quaint café bar inside Sincerely, Tommy in Bed-Stuy. Sincerely, Tommy carries a range of lifestyle brands, focusing on emerging womenswear by some of the newest talents in fashion and art.
Fair trade coffee from Irving Farms, a dose of delicious espresso drinks such as the Organic Honey Latte or Organic Masala Chai Latte, and a Colson pastry make for the perfect visit.
MacDonough Café, Bed-Stuy
Searched MacDonough Café on Yelp. Found this review: “Haven’t tried it yet, but saw the mammoth of the coconut cake on the counter looking pretty darn sexy.”
Great coffee AND coconut cake FTW.
Daily Express, Bed-Stuy
Daily Express is as express as it gets. Developed by Daily Press Coffee, this LITERAL hole in the wall is an express coffee to-go window, made for all the Bed-Stuy go-getters.
Lazy Ibis, Crown Heights
Freshly brewed coffee and homemade biscuits? ‘Nuff said.
Black Star Bakery, Williamsburg
Oslo in the summertime? Try Oslo in the fall time—Black Star Bakery roasts Oslo coffee beans.
Brownie points: Doughnuts from Dough. Should we have said “Doughnut points” instead?
Flinders Lane, East Village
First and foremost: Flinders Lane has chocolate milkshakes. Which you can order via the CUPS app. Moving along…
Flinders Lane is an Australian restaurant, serving more than just awesome coffee at its East Village home on Avenue A. Along with more traditional brews, you can try out one of their specialty drinks, each with a unique twist—such as the chai with soy and honey. Hungry? Grab a sausage roll via the CUPS Eats feature.
Community 54, East Village
Pick up a new pair of kicks before or after you grab your coffee at Community 54, a contemporary indie streetwear/vintage-collectibles shop in the East Village. Did we mention arcade games?
Pickler & Co., Midtown
Pickler & Co., a coffee and lunch spot inside of LIM College in midtown, is the definition of a hidden gem. So much so that we almost didn’t include them in this post to avoid sharing the secret with you…just kidding.
Feeling adventurous? Try Pickler & Co.’s Almond Milk Matcha Latte.
Petite Shell, Upper East Side
Petite Shell’s Instagram bio says it all, y’all:
“Bringing the perfect combination of coffee and pastries to the Upper East Side. Sweet & Savory shells. Single origins roasts.”
All we want for Christmas (or whatever holiday is celebrated!) is coffee from Petite Shell. Maybe throw in one of those almond croissants too, please.
Perk Kafe, Upper East Side & Murray Hill
Check out Perk Kafe’s webstore and you’ll find one product available online: a t-shirt that says, “Respect the Coffee Gods.” So yeah…we trust them 100%. And you should too. Visit them at 867 2nd Ave. in the Upper East Side (or at their second location on 37th St. in Murray Hill).
Sugar Hill Café, Harlem
Get your caffeine fix off the 145th St. stop in Harlem at Sugar Hill Café. One of our favorite uptown coffee spots won’t disappoint. Our recommendation: the Iced Matcha Lemonade.
Existing CUPS shops, new locations:
Sweetleaf – Greenpoint
Corso Coffee – Chelsea
Filicori Zecchini – FiDi
12 Corners – Lower East Side
Crepes and Delices – Upper East Side
Madman Espresso – Midtown
Welcome to the CUPS family, all!
xo – The CUPS Fam