5 Fave NYC Cafe's

It's midterm week guys and all I can think about is coffee and more coffee. Do you recall my caption from one of my previous insta-posts this week? The caption read, 'Coffee shops over libraries any day', and I mean it 100%. What's not to love? There's food, nice people, beautiful decor, desk space, latte art with major instagram potential—I mean, what more do you need? So in this post I'm digging into my list of lifestyle NYC hotspots and sharing some of my favorite café's where you'll either find me chillin' or catching up on work:

  1. Chalait

1216 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

Known for: Matcha Latte

My Usual Order: Prosciutto Sandwich (so delicious!) or Banana Bread slice and Matcha Hot Chocolate Latte or Iced Chai

Hashtags: #ChalaitMatcha #ChalaitNYC

If you're following me on instagram, I'm sure you've seen me here more than enough times. This place will always have a place in my heart, as it was the first coffee shop I been to ever since I started blogging. Definitely a keeper and every photo you take here is a guaranteed stunner. They are opening a new and bigger location very soon so definitely follow their instagram to find out dates!

2. Bluestone Lane

55 Greenwich Ave. New York, NY 10014

Known for: Avocado Smash

My Usual Order: Avocado Smash & Vanilla Ice Cream Latte

Hashtags: #BluestoneLane #BluestoneLaneCoffee

Such a beautiful place for coffee and brunch. You have to try their Avocado Smash, I had it twice and it's honestly amazing. And for anyone who has a big appetite (ME), it's filling too!

3. Toby's Estate

125 N 6th St Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Williamsburg)

44 Charles St, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)

Known for: Flat White Coffee

My Usual Order: Hot Chocolate & Chocolate Chip Cookie

Hashtags: #TobysEstate #TobysEstateCoffee

Beautiful Interior in both locations, I love their Williamsburg location the most. It looks like a low key library, except you're allowed to talk. The space is fairly big, and filled with plenty of table space for you to work or catch up with friends.

4. Bibble & Sip

253 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

Known for: Cream Puffs

My Usual Order: Matcha Cream Puff and Lavandar Latte

I visited this shop for the first time last month! Loving their window seat area as it has the most naturally lit atmosphere, great for photos (see below). I tried out their Matcha Cream Puff and boy was it creamy. I had to have extra napkins handy, as the cream nearly toppled on my every bite. Nevertheless, it was super good! It's also located by Times Square, so if you need any rest stops, this is your place.


5. Butler's Bakeshop & Espresso Bar

95 S 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

My Usual Order: Prosciutto Cornbread and Iced Chai

Hashtags: #ButlersBakeshop

This place is actually new, just opened a couple of weeks ago and is truly a wonderful setting. They have a walk up area, to grab your coffee on the go and their interior gives such old school diner to modern vibes. Great size for a few friends or those lonely times when you just want to do some homework.


Do you have any favorite coffee shops in NYC? If so, comment them below, I would love to add some new places to my list!

See you on the next post!

xx Nkenge

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