7 New York cafes to visit this spring
Spring has sprung in New York and there’s nothing better than spending an afternoon in one of the many charming cafés in the city. Whether you prefer a traditional cup of joe or a matcha latte, there’s something for everyone and an array of interiors to enjoy. Here, we’ve rounded up seven of the best options to try this season.
Stop by this Aussie outpost with two locations in downtown New York City for an iced coffee and the perfect avocado toast. The coffee beans are sourced from Nicaragua and you can also choose from a selection of healthy soups, salads and bowls to try.
Hidden within one of the city’s favourite bookshops, this quaint little café is the perfect place to spend the afternoon reading books and magazines over a latte. McNally Jackson’s café is a cozy size – not too big or small – and feels like one of New York’s best-kept secrets.
Head uptown to Padoca this season to experience a favourite spot of the locals, specialising in premium coffee and espresso. The coffee beans come from a roaster called Nobletree in Brooklyn, which also grows its own beans in Brazil. Mismatched furniture and tranquil music makes this a must-visit spot for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
Cha Cha Matcha
For the matcha lover, Cha Cha matcha is a full-blown paradise and the Soho location means it is always full of stylish New Yorkers. On hot summer afternoons, it’s hard to choose between iced matcha lattes or the swirled soft serve ice creams.
A New York classic, Ralph’s Coffee is one of fashion designer Ralph Lauren’s culinary projects. With its silver trays and branded napkins, it comes with a distinctive look and feel that’s hard to find anywhere else in the city. Sit back with a steaming latte and enjoy the luxurious setting.
Happy Bones is one of the chicest New York cafés when it comes to interiors and the modern, white brick walls make the space feel airy and bright – whatever the weather. Order a flat white and choose from one of the many magazines on offer to kick back and relax with.
Bosie Tea Parlor
Escape the bustle of New York by retreating to this unique tea café. Bosie Tea Parlor serves over 100 loose-leaf tea varieties and they offer a selection of irresistible pastries, as well as a full afternoon tea service with finger sandwiches and other treats.