The Ultimate Broadway Coffee Guide

The Ultimate Broadway Coffee Guide

Whether you’re ending your long workday and getting ready for a nighttime Broadway show or just passing through Times Square and taking in the hustle and bustle, try these great spots for your next delicious cup of coffee.

Best Coffee Shop for a Work Meeting

Ground Central Coffee Company. Photo by Josh Held Design.
Ground Central Coffee Company. Photo by Josh Held Design.

Ground Central Coffee Company

Ground Central Coffee Company is an NYC chain with an amazing Hell’s Kitchen location. The atmosphere of this cafe will make you forget you’re in the city. The pastry options can vary, but there are both savory and sweet options to satisfy any craving. They have plenty of seating around the cafe, making it the perfect place to meet up with a friend or colleague. There’s even a lounge section with cozy chairs and bookcases. We recommend grabbing a flavored latte, like the coconut lavender.

Closest theatres: Neil Simon Theatre, August Wilson Theatre

888 8th Avenue (at West 53rd Street), ground-central.com

Best Coffee Shop With Trendy Snacks

Bibble & Sip.
Bibble & Sip.

Bibble & Sip

This cute place has been featured all over the Web for its gorgeous matcha cream puffs, and it’s sure to be a delight for times when you need a delicious snack. From the famed cream puffs to savory scones and delightful puddings and parfaits, the menu draws inspiration from French and Asian cuisine. The cream puffs are made fresh daily, along with the other tasty pastries, and they all perfectly complement that fresh cup of specialty coffee.

Closest theatres: August Wilson Theatre, Neil Simon Theatre, Gershwin Theatre, Circle in the Square Theatre

253 West 51st Street (near 8th Avenue), bibbleandsip.com

Best Coffee Shop for Specialty Drinks

Ten Thousand Coffee.
Ten Thousand Coffee.

Ten Thousand Coffee

New on the scene straight from Australia, Ten Thousand Coffee is at the center of the specialty coffee experience. Whether you’re a coffee expert or just looking to try something new, Ten Thousand is the perfect spot. Along with their signature blends, they offer a specialty pairings menu that provides a complimentary match to your drink. Some of their more unique offerings include a Purple Sweet Potato Latte and Dark Chocolate Latte. Ten Thousand is definitely for those who are feeling adventurous!

Closest theatres: Nederlander Theatre, Stephen Sondheim Theatre

1410 Broadway (at West 39th Street), 10000coffee.com

Best Coffee Shop for When You Have a Sweet Tooth

Masseria Caffe & Bakery.
Masseria Caffé & Bakery.

Masseria Caffé & Bakery

The goal of Masseria is to provide an authentic Italian cafe experience in the heart of New York City. They accomplish this with their quaint, intimate vibe and extensive menu offerings. We recommend the lemon meringue tart! If you’re still hungry, come back to the cafe and eat at their Italian restaurant, La Masseria.

Closest theatres: Walter Kerr Theatre, Longacre Theatre

235 West 48th Street (near 8th Avenue), masseriacaffenyc.com

Best Coffee Shop for Convenience

La Colombe.
La Colombe.

La Colombe

If you are from the New York City area or another big city that has this special chain, it’s very possible that you already know of this place. La Colombe is a huge NYC favorite for coffee and it’s the perfect place to take a meeting with your coworkers outside of the office. Try their well-known draft lattes: They’re delicious, foamy, and the perfect complement to your day if you want a milkshake-like drink.

Closest theatres: Nederlander Theatre, Stephen Sondheim Theatre

1045 6th Avenue (at West 40th Street), lacolombe.com

Best Coffee Shop for a Chill Vibe

St. Kilda Coffee. Photo by Boo Elliott.
St. Kilda Coffee. Photo by Boo Elliott.

St. Kilda Coffee

If you’re looking for a respite from the craziness of Times Square, head one block over to the hidden gem that is St. Kilda. This artisanal coffee bar is located below street level, right on West 44th Street. You head down the stairs and into a cozy coffee shop, complete with pastries, free Wi-Fi, and creamy lattes. There’s also an outdoor patio so you can sit and enjoy your drink in the open air.

Closest theatres: Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Majestic Theatre, St. James Theatre

328 West 44th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), stkildacoffee.com

Best Coffee Shop for Non-Coffee Drinkers



Not in the mood for that delicious brew? Out with friends who want coffee but you don’t take part in the obsession? Try this coffee shop: It has great teas for those who prefer other caffeinated drinks. There is Wi-Fi available, as well as delicious food for those who are looking to sit and relax with friends rather than grab and go. Honorable mention to their doughnuts — definitely try these fresh-baked goods when you’re here. Come by for a calm getaway from the energetic movement of Times Square.

Closest theatres: Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

358 West 47th Street (near 9th Avenue), ut47manhattan.business.site

Best Coffee Shop for a Date

Bird & Branch.
Bird & Branch.

Bird & Branch

If you can snag a seat here, try this cozy coffee shop known for its signature drinks, such as the almond macadamia milk latte, which features the shop’s homemade milk. A cute find in Hell’s Kitchen, only an avenue away from many theatres, it’s the perfect place to spend some time hanging out with someone before a show. If you’re feeling adventurous, Bird & Branch offers a “coffee flight” that allows you to sample a few of their varieties if you’d like to branch out from your normal daily cup.

Closest theatres: Al Hirschfeld Theatre, John Golden Theatre

359 West 45th Street (near 9th Avenue), birdandbranchnyc.com

Bonus for a Complement to Your Coffee

Schmackary's. Photo by James Karla Murray.
Schmackary’s. Photo by James Karla Murray.


If you haven’t yet tried Schmackary’s, you’re in for a treat. This delicious cookie shop is well-known with Broadway fans, so make sure to grab something while you’re in the area. They have delicious classics, from basic chocolate chip and cookies and cream, to more unique flavors, such as sweet corn, piña colada, and “Lucky Charmed.” They offer vegan-friendly flavors and are constantly changing the rotation of cookies available. Schmackary’s does offer scrumptious coffee, but you’ll want to come for the cookies to pair with your brew.

Closest theatres: Al Hirschfeld Theatre, John Golden Theatre

362 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), schmackarys.com