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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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