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The Best Coffee Shops in NYC for Work and Specialty Brews
June 5, 2024

The Best Coffee Shops in NYC for Work and Specialty Brews

New Yorkers love their coffee, and this is only reflected in the number of specialty coffee shops to be found around NYC. The city's coffee culture has evolved significantly, moving from basic coffee carts to a large range of specialty coffee shops that focus on quality, sustainability, and creating unique experiences.

Specialty coffee shops have surged in popularity, driven by a keen interest in sustainably sourced beans and expert brewing techniques. For instance, Blue Bottle Coffee in Chelsea is renowned for its meticulous brewing methods and sustainable sourcing. Devoción in Williamsburg stands out for offering fresh Colombian coffee, often just ten days from farm to cup. These cafes reflect broader trends pointing towards rising demand for high-quality, ethically sourced coffee.

This guide explores some of the best specialty coffee shops in NYC, where you can enjoy excellent coffee and find a productive workspace for when you want to take a break from the office.



Stumptown Coffee Roasters - West 8th Street

Stumptown Coffee Roasters on West 8th Street offers a variety of single-origin coffees and well-crafted espresso drinks. The spacious interior and ample seating attract freelancers and remote workers, with Stumptown’s direct trade relationships with farmers ensuring consistently excellent coffee.


Birch Coffee - Flatiron 

In the Flatiron District, Birch Coffee offers a cozy, book-lined space that feels like a community hub. With plenty of seating and a quiet area, it’s perfect for escaping the noise of the city. Birch’s welcoming atmosphere and service makes this a great spot to relax or for a quick break from work.


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Inside Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Greenwich Village, 30 West 8th Street. Source:


Devoción - Williamsburg

In Williamsburg, Devoción offers a unique coffee experience with beans sourced directly from Colombia and roasted on-site. The green, lush interior provides a serene escape from the urban environment, making it a great spot for work and relaxation. Devoción’s focus on freshness means their coffee is often just ten days from farm to cup.


Black Fox Coffee - Financial District

Located in the Financial District, Black Fox Coffee stands out for its high-quality brews and chic, modern interior. With plenty of seating and a lively atmosphere, it's a great spot for both work and casual meetings. Black Fox sources its beans from renowned coffee-producing regions, ensuring a superior coffee experience.



Inside Devoción in Williamsburg, 69 Grand St. (at Wythe), Brooklyn. Source:


Coffee Shops Near Hudson Square

Hudson Square, nestled between Soho and the West Village, is home to several notable coffee shops. With The Square’s new location at 205 Hudson, there are plenty of great spots to grab a pre-work coffee or take a break from the office. 

Everyman Espresso offers a minimalist setting with excellent brews, whilst Ground Support Cafe provides spacious seating and a relaxed vibe. There’s also La Colombe, which serves expertly crafted coffee in a modern, inviting space.


Blend work and flexibility at The Square in NYC!

If you’re looking for the flexibility of a coffee shop with the stability of fully-serviced office or coworking space in NYC, then check out The Square's newest location at 205 Hudson. With every membership, you’ll have access to a variety of amenities: 

  • Flexible workspaces, available whenever you need them.
  • Essentials like WiFi, printing, and mailing services to support your work.
  • Enjoy daily breakfast, snacks, and coffee to keep you fueled.
  • Clean and inviting spaces that make it easy to feel at home and stay focussed.
  • On-site facilities like fitness centers and outdoor areas for taking breaks.
  • Convenient features such as bike storage and parking.

Visit us to see how our flexible NYC office spaces to rent can support your business, all in reach of some of the best specialty coffee shops that NYC has to offer.